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Near Falmouth in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Moncure Daniel Conway

 
 
Moncure Daniel Conway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 14, 2007
1. Moncure Daniel Conway Marker
Inscription. Nearby to the northwest is the childhood home of renowned abolitionist, writer, and lecturer Moncure Daniel Conway (1832-1907). In 1838 his family moved into this Federal-style house. Conway graduated from Dickinson College in 1849 and Harvard Divinity School in 1854 and became outspoken in the abolitionist movement. During the Civil War, Conway lived in Cincinnati, Ohio and traveled east in 1862 to lead his family’s slaves to freedom in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Conway moved to London in 1863 and spent a number of years abroad, writing for English and American periodicals. He also wrote biographies of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Thomas Paine. Conway died in Paris on 15 Nov. 1907.
 
Erected 2004 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number N 36.)
 
Location. 38° 19.279′ N, 77° 28.084′ W. Marker is near Falmouth, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on River Road 0.3 miles east of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anthony Burns ( here, next to this marker); Freedom Began Here (
Marker on River Road image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 14, 2007
2. Marker on River Road
within shouting distance of this marker); Conway House ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Forlorn Hope ( about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Sad Duty to Perform ( about 500 feet away); Hobby School ( about 600 feet away); Shelton Cottage ( about 600 feet away); James Hunter ( about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falmouth.
 
Also see . . .
1. Moncure Conway. (Submitted on July 14, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.)
2. Stafford County’s Unfavorite Son. Article from The Free-Lance Star about the Moncure Daniel Conway, published 2/2/2002. (Submitted on August 27, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRNotable Persons
 
Moncure Conway Home image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 14, 2007
3. Moncure Conway Home
National Register of Historic Places Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 9, 2009
4. National Register of Historic Places Plaque
This property has been placed on the
National Register of Historic Places
by the United States Department of the Interior
Conway House
c. 1807

Plaque donated by Company C.
2nd Regt. U.S. Sharpshooters Re-Enactors
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,464 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 14, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on October 9, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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