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Williamsburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt

Governor of the Colony of Virginia 1768-1770

 
 
Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
1. Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt Marker
Inscription. Respected Friend of the Students and Faculty of the College
Gordon S. Kray "73, Sculptor

This statue, a re-creation of the original marble by Richard Haward (1728-1800) that stood here from 1801 until 1958, was given to the College of William and Mary by thoughtful alumni on the occasion of the 300th anniversary.
Dedicated October 23, 1993
 
Location. 37° 16.25′ N, 76° 42.5′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Jamestown Road and South Boundry Street, on the right when traveling south on Jamestown Road. Touch for map. Located in front of The College of William and Mary Wren Building. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir Christopher Wren Building (a few steps from this marker); Alumni of the College of William and Mary (within shouting distance of this marker); Priorities of the College of William and Mary (within shouting distance of this marker); The Christopher Wren Building (within shouting distance of this marker); In Gallia Nati Mortui in Virginia (within shouting distance
Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
2. Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt Marker
of this marker); The College of William and Mary in Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian School at the College of William & Mary (within shouting distance of this marker); College Camp (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Persons
 
Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
3. Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt Marker
Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt Statue image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
4. Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt Statue
The front of Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt Statue image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
5. The front of Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt Statue
The Right Honourable Norborne Berkeley Baron De Botetourt His Majestys Late Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion Of Virginia
On the side of Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt Statue image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
6. On the side of Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt Statue
Deeply impressed with the warmest sense of gratitude for his excellency the right Honorable Lord Botetourt prudent and wise administration, and that the remembrance of those many public and social virtues, which so eminently adorned his illustrious character, might be transmitted to latest posterity. The General Assembly of Virginia on the XX Day of July ANN:DOM:M.DCC.LXXI resolved with one united voice to erect this statue to his Lordship's memory. Let wisdom and justice preside in any country The people will rejoice and must be happy.
On the side of Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt Statue image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
7. On the side of Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt Statue
America behold your friend. Who leaving his native country. Declind those additional honours, which were there in store for him. That he might heal your wounds and restore tranquillity and happiness to this extensive continent: with what zeal and anxiety he persued these glorious objects, Virginia, thus bears her grateful testimony.
The back of Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt Statue image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
8. The back of Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt Statue
The Wren Building image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
9. The Wren Building
 
 
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