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

James Monroe

 
 
James Monroe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
1. James Monroe Marker
Inscription.  
Born in Westmoreland County 28” April 1758.
Died in the City of New York 4“ July 1831.
By order of the General Assembly, his remains were removed to this cemetery 5” July 1858 as an evidence of the affection of Virginia for her good and honored son.
 
Erected 1858 by State of Virginia.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1758.
 
Location. 37° 32.027′ N, 77° 27.417′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. It is in Hollywood Cemetery. Marker can be reached from the intersection of S. Cherry Street and Albemarle Street. Marker is in Hollywood cemetery, within the President's Circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 412 S Cherry Street, Richmond VA 23220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Monroe Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Native American Fishing (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hollywood Rapids
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Quarry Equipment (approx. 0.3 miles away); Quarry Pond (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Power of Moving Water (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Belle Isle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Belle Isle Prison Camp Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  History of Hollywood Cemetery. (Submitted on May 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
Marker in Hollywood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
2. Marker in Hollywood Cemetery
James Monroe was originally buried in the churchyard of St. Marks in-the-Bowery in New York City. He was later reinterred in his home state of Virginia.
Presidents Circle in Hollywood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
3. Presidents Circle in Hollywood Cemetery
Presidents Circle is so-named because Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler were laid to rest here. Monroe's grave is the "bird cage" in the foreground, while Tyler's is the obelisk in the background.
James Monroe image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2014
4. James Monroe
This ca. 1817 portrait of James Monroe by Gilbert Stuart hangs in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.
Hollywood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
5. Hollywood Cemetery
The James Monroe marker can be seen in the background of this photo of Presidents Circle.
President Monroe's Tomb, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Hugh C. Leighton Co., Manufacturers, Portland, ME.
6. President Monroe's Tomb, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
VCU Libraries Digital Collections - Rarely Seen Richmond
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,326 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on April 8, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on May 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   6. submitted on May 10, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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