“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Hopewell in Prince George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Richard Bland

Richard Bland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
1. Richard Bland Marker
Inscription.  Richard Bland (1710-1776), statesman and son of Richard and Elizabeth Randolph Bland of Jordan's Point, represented Prince George County in the House of Burgesses from 1742 to 1776. Between the 1750s and 1774, Bland played a leading role through newspaper articles, public letters, and pamphlets in arguing for Virginia control of its internal political and economic affairs. He was a Virginia delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses and elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1776. Bland died in Williamsburg on 26 Oct. 1776. He was buried in a nearby family cemetery at Jordan's Point.
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-323.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraCommunicationsIndustry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1742.
Location. 37° 18.347′ N, 77° 13.364′ 
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W. Marker is near Hopewell, Virginia, in Prince George County. Marker is at the intersection of Jordan Point Road (Virginia Route 156) and Jordan Point Parkway, on the right on Jordan Point Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hopewell VA 23860, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Evergreen (approx. 1.7 miles away); Capt. John Woodliffe (approx. 2.4 miles away); Origin of Taps (approx. 2.4 miles away); First Official Thanksgiving (approx. 2˝ miles away); Herring Creek & Kimages (approx. 2˝ miles away); Westover (approx. 2˝ miles away); Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing (approx. 2˝ miles away); First English Thanksgiving in Virginia (approx. 2˝ miles away).
Jordan Point Road (facing north). image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
2. Jordan Point Road (facing north).
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,144 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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