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Port Royal in King George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

King George County / Caroline County

Area 180 Square Miles

 
 
King George County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
1. King George County Marker
Inscription. King George County
Formed in 1720 from Richmond, and named for King George I. James Madison, "Father of the American Constitution" and President of the United States was born in this county.
(Reverse text)
Caroline County
Area 529 Square Miles
Formed in 1727 from Essex, King and Queen, and King William. Named for Queen Caroline, wife of King George II. George Rogers Clark, conqueror of the Northwest, passed his youth in this county.
 
Erected 1948 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z-253.)
 
Location. 38° 10.763′ N, 77° 11.128′ W. Marker is in Port Royal, Virginia, in King George County. Marker is at the intersection of US 301 James Madison Parkway and Walsingham Road, on the right when traveling south on US 301 James Madison Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Royal VA 22535, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of Madison (here, next to this marker); Emmanuel Episcopal Church (a few steps from this marker); This monument, until 1983 located on the Belle Grove Lawn (within shouting distance of this marker); Port Royal Harbor
Caroline County side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 7, 2010
2. Caroline County side of Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Dorothy Roy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Port Royal (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Earliest Inhabitants: Native Americans (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Fox Tavern: A Colonial Landmark (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Royal.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsPolitical Subdivisions
 
King George County Marker as seen looking south along US 301 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 7, 2010
3. King George County Marker as seen looking south along US 301
King George County / Caroline County Marker shares location with Birthplace of Madison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 7, 2010
4. King George County / Caroline County Marker shares location with Birthplace of Madison Marker
Emmanuel Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
5. Emmanuel Episcopal Church
The King George County Marker is in front of church, behind the photographer.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,102 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on March 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. Photos:   1. submitted on April 23, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on March 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on April 23, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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