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

Governor John Page

 
 
Governor John Page Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
1. Governor John Page Marker
Inscription.  John Page, planter, scholar, and Revolutionary patriot, was born in 1743 at Rosewell, three miles west of here. He attended the College of William and Mary with Thomas Jefferson. The two men developed a lifelong friendship and shared an interest in the natural sciences. Page served in the House of Burgesses and in the Virginia House of Delegates. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives (1789-1797), and was elected governor of Virginia by the Virginia General Assembly for thee consecutive one-year terms (1802-1805). John Page died in Richmond in 1808 and is buried there at St. John's Church.
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Reources. (Marker Number NW-19.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1743.
 
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21.495′ N, 76° 31.452′ W. Marker is near Gloucester, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is at the intersection of George Washington Memorial Highway (U.S. 17) and T C Walker Road (Route 629), on the right when traveling south on George Washington Memorial Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5628 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Gloucester VA 23061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. United Negro College Fund (approx. 0.9 miles away); Robert Russa Moton (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dr. Walter Reed’s Birthplace (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rosewell and Werowocomoco (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fairfield (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rosewell (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gloucester Training School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Warner Hall (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
 
Also see . . .  John Page. Wikipedia article about Governor Page. “John Page graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1763, where he was a friend and closest college classmate of Thomas Jefferson, having exchanged a great deal of correspondence. He then served under George Washington in an expedition during the French and Indian War. He was a delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1776. He also served during the American
Governor John Page Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
2. Governor John Page Marker
Revolutionary War as an officer in the Virginia state militia, raising a regiment from Gloucester County and supplementing it with personal funds. During that war, he attained the rank of colonel.” (Submitted on April 26, 2010, by Jeff Conner of Norfolk, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,085 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the ruins of Rosewell, and pre 1916 photographs • Photos of his gravesite at St. John’s Churchyard in Richmond. • Can you help?

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