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Urbanna in Middlesex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Arthur Lee

 
 
Arthur Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Arthur Lee Marker
Inscription. Here in the garden of Lansdowne was buried Arthur Lee, 1740-1792. The youngest son of Thomas Lee of Stratford. He was graduated in medicine at Edinburgh in 1764 and practiced briefly at Williamsburg, but his zeal for the cause of the American Colonies prompted him to go to London, where he became a noted lawyer and political propagandist. Early in 1776 he secretly obtained the original grant of French military supplies for the Continental Army, and in 1778 he signed the Treaty of Alliance with France. He was a member of the Continental Congress, 1782-1785, and of the U.S. Treasury Board, 1784-1789. He retired to Lansdowne in 1791.
 
Erected 1966 by The Society of the Lees of Virginia.
 
Location. 37° 38.261′ N, 76° 34.615′ W. Marker is in Urbanna, Virginia, in Middlesex County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Rappahannock Avenue (Virginia Route T-1001) and Bonner Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Urbanna VA 23175, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Grave of Arthur Lee (within shouting distance of this marker); Landsdowne (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Middlesex County Courthouse
Arthur Lee Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Arthur Lee Family Cemetery
(about 700 feet away); Sandwich (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tobacco Was Money (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Mitchell’s Map (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Tobacco Warehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Hub For Commerce (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Urbanna.
 
Also see . . .  The Society of the Lees of Virginia. (Submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Lansdowne image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
3. Lansdowne
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 474 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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