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Adams Grove in Southampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Y. Mason's Home

 
 
John Y. Mason's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
1. John Y. Mason's Home Marker
Inscription.  Four miles west stood the home of John Y. Mason, statesman. Mason was a member of the House of Representatives; United States district judge; twice Secretary of the Navy; United States Attorney General, and Minister to France. He took part in the famous "Ostend Manifesto," 1854. Mason died in Paris, October 3, 1859.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number U-105.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 3, 1880.
 
Location. 36° 41.171′ N, 77° 23.083′ W. Marker is in Adams Grove, Virginia, in Southampton County. Marker is on Southhampton Pkwy (U.S. 58) near Adams Grove Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Drewryville VA 23844, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tarleton's Movements (a few steps from this marker); Emporia-Greensville County Armory
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(approx. 6 miles away); Company “M” 116th Infantry Regiment (approx. 6 miles away); Sussex County / Greensville County (approx. 7.2 miles away); Memorial League WWI Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away); Greensville County Training School (approx. 8.4 miles away); Emporia Railroad History (approx. 8.4 miles away); Hicksford Raid Monument (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. John Young Mason , from Wikipedia. 16th and 18th United States Secretary of the Navy (Submitted on October 24, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The Ostend Manifesto. was a document written in 1854 that described the rationale for the United States to purchase Cuba from Spain and implied the U.S. should declare war if Spain refused. ...it was immediately denounced in both the Northern states and Europe. (Submitted on October 24, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
John Y. Mason image. Click for full size.
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2. John Y. Mason
John Y. Mason's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
3. John Y. Mason's Home Marker
John Y. Mason's Home Marker, seen near Adams Grove Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
4. John Y. Mason's Home Marker, seen near Adams Grove Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 774 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 24, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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