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Near Arrington in Nelson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Rives

 
 
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By Laura Troy, July 24, 2008
1. Birthplace of Rives Marker
Inscription. Two miles east, at Oak Ridge, was born William Cabell Rives, May 4, 1792. He was minister to France, 1829-32 and 1849-53; United States Senator, 1832-45; member of the Peace convention of 1861 and of the Confederate Congress. He died, April 25, 1868. Later, Oak Ridge was owned by Thomas Fortune Ryan.
 
Erected 1977 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number R-58.)
 
Location. 37° 42.964′ N, 78° 54.549′ W. Marker is near Arrington, Virginia, in Nelson County. Marker is on Thomas Nelson Highway (U.S. 29) south of Oak Ridge Road (County Route 653), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arrington VA 22922, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oak Ridge Estates (here, next to this marker); Cabellsville (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lovingston (approx. 3.7 miles away); Nelson County Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Nelson County World War Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Nelson County World War II Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Peter Cartwright (approx. 4.5 miles away); The Rivers (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Antebellum South, US
 
Birthplace of Rives Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, August 3, 2016
2. Birthplace of Rives Marker
Marker is next to Oak Ridge Estate marker and the Oak Ridge Road is on the right in the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,016 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2. submitted on August 6, 2016, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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