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Near Ararat in Patrick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stuart's Birthplace

 
 
Stuart's Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 21, 2012
1. Stuart's Birthplace Marker
Inscription. To the west stood Laurel Hill (built about 1830), where Confederate Maj. Gen. James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart was born on 6 Feb. 1833 to Archibald Stuart, a lawyer and politician, and Elizabeth Letcher Pannill Stuart. The house burned in the winter of 1847-1848. After graduation from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1854, Stuart served as a U.S. Army officer until May 1861 when he joined the Confederate army. In 1862, he became cavalry commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, and his fame is a part of the history of that army. Wounded while defending Richmond on 11 May 1864, Stuart died there the next day. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.
 
Erected 2002 by VA Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KG-2.)
 
Location. 36° 33.67′ N, 80° 33.16′ W. Marker is near Ararat, Virginia, in Patrick County. Marker is on Ararat Highway (Virginia Route 773), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ararat VA 24053, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Laurel Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Roadbed (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The "Lee" Tree
Stuart's Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 21, 2012
2. Stuart's Birthplace Marker
(about 700 feet away); "Stuart the Raider" (about 700 feet away); "Stuart the Scout" (about 700 feet away); "Stuart the Commander" (about 700 feet away); "Flora and Jeb" (about 700 feet away); "Stuart the Leader" (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ararat.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Stuart's Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 21, 2012
3. Stuart's Birthplace Marker
Stuart's Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 21, 2012
4. Stuart's Birthplace Marker
House Site of Stuart's Birthplace image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 21, 2012
5. House Site of Stuart's Birthplace
Stuart's Birthplace entrance sign image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 21, 2012
6. Stuart's Birthplace entrance sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 22, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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