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Urbanna in Middlesex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Arthur Lee

 
 
Arthur Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Arthur Lee Marker
Inscription.  Here in the garden of Lansdowne was buried Arthur Lee, 1740-1792. The youngest son of Thomas Lee of Stratford. He was graduated in medicine at Edinburgh in 1764 and practiced briefly at Williamsburg, but his zeal for the cause of the American Colonies prompted him to go to London, where he became a noted lawyer and political propagandist. Early in 1776 he secretly obtained the original grant of French military supplies for the Continental Army, and in 1778 he signed the Treaty of Alliance with France. He was a member of the Continental Congress, 1782-1785, and of the U.S. Treasury Board, 1784-1789. He retired to Lansdowne in 1791.
 
Erected 1966 by The Society of the Lees of Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1764.
 
Location. 37° 38.261′ N, 76° 34.615′ W. Marker is in Urbanna, Virginia, in Middlesex County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Rappahannock Avenue (Virginia Route T-1001) and Bonner Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Urbanna VA 23175, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Arthur Lee Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Arthur Lee Family Cemetery
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Grave of Arthur Lee (within shouting distance of this marker); Urbanna School (within shouting distance of this marker); Landsdowne (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coca-Cola Bottling Plant (about 500 feet away); Virginia Street (about 600 feet away); Urbanna Baseball (about 700 feet away); Old Middlesex County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Wormeley-Lee-Montague House and Marble House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Urbanna.
 
Also see . . .  The Society of the Lees of Virginia. (Submitted on August 1, 2010.)
 
Lansdowne image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
3. Lansdowne
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 600 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Aug. 14, 2022