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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George Wythe

 
 
George Wythe Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 5, 2010
1. George Wythe Tablet
Inscription.  
This tablet is dedicated
to mark the site where lie
the mortal remains of
George Wythe
Born 1726 - Died 1806

Jurist and Statesman

Teacher of Randolph
Jefferson and Marshall

First Professor of Law
in the United States

First Virginia signer of the
Declaration of Independence

Erected by
Patriotic citizens of Virginia
A.D. 1922

 
Erected 1922 by Patriotic citizens of Virginia.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraPatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series list.
 
Location. 37° 31.881′ N, 77° 25.193′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Broad Street and North 24th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2401 East Broad Street, Richmond VA 23223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
George Wythe Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 5, 2010
2. George Wythe Gravesite
marker. Welcome to Historic St. John’s Church (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John’s Church (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint John’s Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Adams-Van Lew House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wyndham Bolling Blanton, M. D. (about 300 feet away); British Invasion of Richmond, January 1781 (about 300 feet away); Elizabeth Van Lew (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. St. John's Church. (Submitted on July 5, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
2. Biography of George Wythe. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (Submitted on July 5, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
St. John's Graveyard image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 5, 2010
3. St. John's Graveyard
St. John's Church image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 5, 2010
4. St. John's Church
George Wythe image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
5. George Wythe
From The Magazine of American History, Vol, XIII. No. 4, April 1885.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 995 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on August 25, 2014, by Michael Umberger of Williamsburg, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   5. submitted on October 27, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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