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Amelia Court House in Amelia County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William Branch Giles

 
 
William Branch Giles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
1. William Branch Giles Marker
Inscription.  Noted lawyer and statesman William Branch Giles was born 12 Aug. 1762 in Amelia County and educated at Hampden-Sydney College, Princeton, and the College of William and Mary. Giles served Virginia in the United States House of Representatives (1790-1798 and 1801-1803) and in the U.S. Senate (1804-1815), where he was a chief Republican ally of Thomas Jefferson during the Republican and Federalist party debates of that era. Giles was elected governor by the General Assembly in 1827 and served until 1830. He participated in the state constitutional convention of 1829-1830. Giles died 4 Dec. 1830 in Amelia County and is buried near the Wigwam, his house, which stands to the northwest on Rte. 637.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number M-31.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson series list.
 
Location. 37° 20.474′ N, 77° 58.897′ 
William Branch Giles Marker on Church Street image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
2. William Branch Giles Marker on Church Street
W. Marker is in Amelia Court House, Virginia, in Amelia County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Virginia Street, on the left when traveling west on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amelia Court House VA 23002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marion Harland (a few steps from this marker); Mrs. Samantha Jane Neil (a few steps from this marker); Amelia Court House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lamkin’s Battery (about 500 feet away); Lee's Retreat (approx. 0.2 miles away); Russell Grove Presbyterian Church and School (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Retreat (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amelia Court House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,129 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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