Near Woodbridge in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
"Light Horse Harry" Lee
"Light Horse Harry"
1756 - 1818
1776 - 1781
Awarded Congressional Medal
1786 - 1788
Member, Continental Congress
1791 - 1794
Governor of Virginia
1799 - 1801
Member, U.S. Congress
Father of General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A
Henry Lee III was born nearby at the Mansion House of "Leesylvania Plantation"
Erected by the Prince William County Historical Commission in observance of the American Revolution Bicentennial 1976
Erected 1976 by Prince William County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Rotary International, and the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1756.
Location. 38° 35.46′ N, 77° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbridge VA 22191, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freestone Point Earthworks (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee’s Woods Historic Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Freestone Point Hunt Club (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "A Pacific Paradise on the Potomac" (about 300 feet away); Swimming in Bounty (about 500 feet away); "At the Point of Rock" (about 500 feet away); Iron Pulley Wheel (about 500 feet away); The Freestone Fisheries (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
More about this marker. Adjacent to the monument is a marker indicating this "monument was moved here by the Woodbridge Rotary Club and Virginia Power Volunteers, October 1990."
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,786 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 3. submitted on January 14, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.