“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Jamestown in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Lafayette's Visit

Lafayette's Visit Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, November 25, 2015
1. Lafayette's Visit Marker
Inscription.  On behalf of a grateful nation, President James Monroe invited the Marquis de Lafayette to visit the United States, his adopted country. Lafayette’s tour of all 24 states in 1824 and 1825 drew large crowds and sparked a renewal of patriotism. On 22 Oct. 1824, his itinerary brought him through this vicinity as he left Williamsburg for Norfolk. During the American Revolution, Lafayette’s intense advocacy of the American cause had convinced French King Louis XVI to send troops and ships, which proved crucial to the American victory at Yorktown. Near here, Lafayette had commanded American troops at the Battle of Green Spring on 6 July 1781.
Erected 2014 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V-62.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe, the Lafayette’s Farewell Tour, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 22, 1824.
Location. 37° 
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13.614′ N, 76° 47.039′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Jamestown Road (Virginia Route 31) south of Greenspring Road (Virginia Route 614), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. French Troops At Jamestown (a few steps from this marker); Argall Town (a few steps from this marker); Blockhouses Near Jamestown (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); South Carolina (about 400 feet away); New Hampshire (about 400 feet away); Kentucky (about 400 feet away); Connecticut (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
French Troops At Jamestown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher
2. French Troops At Jamestown Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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