Hague in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Richard Henry Lee’s Grave
Erected 1959 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number JT-6.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
Location. 38° 4.205′ N, 76° 38.799′ W. Marker is in Hague, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Cople Highway (Virginia Route 202) and Coles Point Road (County Route 612), on the right when traveling east on Cople Highway. Touch for map. It is across from the public library. Marker is in this post office area: Hague VA 22469, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Burnt House Field (a few steps from this marker); Lee Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Zion Baptist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Nomini Hall Yeocomico Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Washington’s Mother (approx. 2.2 miles away); McCoy Revolutionary Soldiers (approx. 2.3 miles away); War of 1812 (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hague.
Also see . . . Richard Henry Lee. “Richard Henry Lee, brilliant orator and fiery Revolutionary leader, introduced the independence resolution in the Continental Congress, served for awhile as its President, and later became a U.S. Senator. Fearing undue centralization of power, he fought against the Constitution and led the campaign that brought inclusion of the Bill of Rights. Throughout his life, he strenuously opposed the institution of slavery. He and Francis Lightfoot Lee were the only brothers among the signers.” (Submitted on September 12, 2009.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,900 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 3. submitted on August 16, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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