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Near Goochland in Goochland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

James Pleasants

 
 
James Pleasants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
1. James Pleasants Marker
Inscription.  James Pleasants was born on 24 Oct. 1769 at his home, Contention, located two miles south. A Quaker, Pleasants served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1796 to 1810, and in 1803 was elected its clerk. He sat in the United States House of Representatives from 1811 to 1819, and in the Senate from 1819 to 1822. First elected governor of Virginia by the General Assembly in 1822, he served two consecutive terms until 1825. He last held office in 1829-1830 as a member of the State Constitutional Convention. He died on 9 Nov. 1836, in Goochland County, esteemed for his public service and private virtues.
 
Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-17.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism ⛪, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 9, 1836.
 
Location. 37° 38.191′ N, 77° 48.314′ W. Marker is near Goochland, Virginia, in Goochland County. Marker is at the intersection
River Road West & Hunters Woods (facing east). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
2. River Road West & Hunters Woods (facing east).
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of River Road West (Virginia Route 6) and Hunters Woods, on the right when traveling west on River Road West. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crozier VA 23039, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Union School (approx. 1.2 miles away); The 1936 Virginia Prison Recordings (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dahlgren's Raid (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lee’s Last Bivouac (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lee's Last Camp (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lee's Final Bivouac (approx. 2.7 miles away); Sabot Hill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goochland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,386 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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