Port Royal in King George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
King George County / Caroline County
Area 180 Square Miles
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.
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 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 Era • Notable Persons • Political Subdivisions •
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