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Carrollton in Isle of Wight County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Josiah Parker

(Macclesfield)

 
 
Josiah Parker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
1. Josiah Parker Marker
Inscription.  Col. Josiah Parker (1751-1810) served in the Revolutionary War in the 5th Virginia Regiment from Aug. 1776 until July 1778 when he resigned his commission. Parker distinguished himself at the Battle of Trenton (25-26 Dec. 1776), the Battle of Princeton (3 Jan. 1777), and the Battle of Brandywine (9-11 Sept. 1777), and was commended by Gen. George Washington. In 1781 Parker commanded the Virginia militia south of the James River. After the war, he served as a representative to Congress from 1789 to 1801. Nearby stood his home Macclesfield where he is buried.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-247.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
 
Location. 36° 56.782′ N, 76° 33.601′ W. Marker is in Carrollton, Virginia, in Isle of Wight County. Marker is at the intersection
Norsworthy Dr (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
2. Norsworthy Dr (facing south)
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of Norsworthy Drive (Virginia Route 670) and Old Georgian Lane, on the left when traveling south on Norsworthy Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carrollton VA 23314, 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. Missile Magazine and Launch Operations (approx. 1.1 miles away); People and Places, circa 1957 at N-75L (approx. 1.1 miles away); 1954 Nike-Ajax Missile Site N-75L (approx. 1.1 miles away); Saint Luke's Church (approx. 1˝ miles away); Historic St. Luke's Church (approx. 1˝ miles away); St. Luke’s Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Benn’s Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Nike-Ajax Missile Radar Control Site N-75C (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carrollton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Josiah Parker - Our Patriot. Isle of Wight County (Virginia) Historical Society (Submitted on September 22, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

2. Colonel Josiah Parker Family Cemetery (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on September 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 973 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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