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Near Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Monroe

 
 
Birthplace of Monroe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary D. Carter, March 23, 2008
1. Birthplace of Monroe Marker
Inscription. In this vicinity stood the Monroe home where James Monroe, fifth president of the United States, was born, April 28, 1758. His father was Spence Monroe and his mother, Elizabeth Jones. He left home at the age of sixteen to enter William and Mary College and left college to enter the army.
 
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number JP-6.)
 
Location. 38° 14.525′ N, 76° 59.424′ W. Marker is near Colonial Beach, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on James Monroe Highway (Virginia Route 205), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonial Beach VA 22443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of James Monroe (here, next to this marker); James Monroe (here, next to this marker); Soldier - Statesman President James Monroe (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonial Beach Roll of Honor (approx. 1.7 miles away); Charles B. Smith (approx. 3.3 miles away); History at Oak Grove (approx. 4.1 miles away); Westmoreland Association (approx. 4.1 miles away); Link to the World (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonial Beach.
 
Also see . . .
Birthplace of Monroe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary D. Carter, September 21, 2008
2. Birthplace of Monroe Marker
Looking west towards main road and marker. This was taken about halfway between the homesite and the main road. Roadside marker and stone marker can be seen in the distance.
 James Monroe Birthplace Commission. A good website which shows additional pictures of the Monroe farm and plans for reconstruction of the farmhouse. (Submitted on September 19, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia.) 
 
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Monroe Homesite image. Click for full size.
By Gary D. Carter, September 21, 2008
3. Monroe Homesite
Looking east from carpark towards area of Monroe homesite.
Area of Monroe Homesite image. Click for full size.
By Gary D. Carter, September 21, 2008
4. Area of Monroe Homesite
This grassy area is where the original Monroe home stood. The brick stand holds another plaque. See nearby markers for more information.
Birthplace of James Monroe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary D. Carter, March 23, 2008
5. Birthplace of James Monroe Marker
Stone marker which also commemorates Monroes birthplace. This is just a few feet off the road from the roadside marker. See nearby markers for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,077 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 19, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on September 24, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia.   5. submitted on September 19, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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