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Woodbridge in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Collo. Richard Blackburn

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 29, 2019
1. Collo. Richard Blackburn Marker
Inscription.  
Here Lieth the Body of
Collo. Richard Blackburn
Who Departed this Life
July the 15th 1757
In the 52d. Year of his Age

He was born in Rippon in England from whence he came to Virginia, where he acquired a reputable charracter, was intrusted and preferred by the Governor to the most eminent stations and command in the Collony as well as by the people who made him their representative in the Generall Assembly of this Collony where he discharged his duties with Honour to Himself as well as to his constituents who reposed in him this important trust — he ws a man of consumate prudence, frugality & indefatigable industry whereby he made a large fortune in a few years. He was followed to the grave by his inseparable friend the honourable William Fairfax & other gentm. of distinction together with his disconsolate relations who mourned the loss of so worthy and usefull a man to them & to his country this monument is dedicated to his memory by
his friend John Baylis.

 
Location. 38° 36.781′ N, 77° 
Collo. Richard Blackburn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 29, 2019
2. Collo. Richard Blackburn Marker
16.673′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Admiral Black Drive west of Blackburn Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge VA 22191, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stones, but No Bones (within shouting distance of this marker); The Burying Ground (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Neabsco Creek (about 500 feet away); Latrobe's View (about 700 feet away); Historic Landscape (approx. 0.2 miles away); Centuries of History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rippon Lodge (approx. ¼ mile away); The Potomac Path (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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