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

Birthplace of James Monroe

 
 
Birthplace of James Monroe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary D. Carter, September 21, 2008
1. Birthplace of James Monroe Marker
Inscription.
April 28, 1758
July 4, 1831
Fifth president of the
United States 1817- 1825
Governor of Virginia
1799 and 1811
Proclaimed the Monroe Doctrine
December 2, 1823
Declares the Americas
no longer subject to
European colonization

 
Erected 1993.
 
Location. 38° 14.525′ N, 76° 59.422′ 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. James Monroe (here, next to this marker); Birthplace of 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.
 
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Rear of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary D. Carter, September 21, 2008
2. Rear of Marker
Birthplace of James Monroe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary D. Carter, March 23, 2008
3. Birthplace of James Monroe Marker
Birthplace of Monroe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary D. Carter, September 21, 2008
4. 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 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2014
5. James Monroe
This c. 1817 portrait of James Monroe by Gilbert Stuart hangs in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,465 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 19, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia.   4. submitted on September 24, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia.   5. submitted on October 23, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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