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

Monticello

 
 
Monticello Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
1. Monticello Marker
Inscription. Three miles to the southeast, Thomas Jefferson began the house in 1770 and finished it in 1802. He brought his bride to it in 1772. Lafayette visited it in 1825. Jefferson spent his last years there and died there, July 4, 1826. His tomb is there. The place was raided by British cavalry, June 4, 1781.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number W-200.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization marker series.
 
Location. 38° 1.884′ N, 78° 28.656′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Jefferson Street and Park Street, on the right when traveling east on East Jefferson Street. Touch for map. It is on the southeast corner of the old courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Albemarle Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); Historic Courthouse Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Old Swan Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker);
Monticello Marker at 1781 Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
2. Monticello Marker at 1781 Courthouse
Watering Fountains (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Jonathan Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); Jack Jouett’s Ride (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Goodloe McIntire (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Alexander Archer Vandegrift (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Monticello is included as part of the Southern Albemarle Rural Historic District .
 
Also see . . .
1. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. “Monticello is the autobiographical masterpiece of Thomas Jefferson, designed and redesigned and built and rebuilt for more than forty years.” (Submitted on June 16, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 

2. UNESCO World Heritage Site, Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. (Submitted on November 14, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Jefferson's Monticello: The People of Mulberry Row
View of Monticello from Near the Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
3. View of Monticello from Near the Marker
This view is from East Jefferson and 6th Street at the edge of Courthhouse Square.
. (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. UNESCO World Heritage Site; Hemings Family
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Panorama of Monticello (1772) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, February 2, 2008
4. Panorama of Monticello (1772)
Monticello East Front (1772) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 4, 2009
5. Monticello East Front (1772)
Monticello decorated for the annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony.
Monticello vegetable garden pavilion image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 4, 2009
6. Monticello vegetable garden pavilion
Grave site of Thomas Jefferson image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 4, 2010
7. Grave site of Thomas Jefferson
At Monticello Graveyard, maintained by the Monticello Association for the lineal descendants of Thomas Jefferson.
Grave site of Thomas Jefferson (close-up) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 4, 2010
8. Grave site of Thomas Jefferson (close-up)
At Monticello Graveyard, maintained by the Monticello Association for the lineal descendants of Thomas Jefferson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,060 times since then and 66 times this year. Last updated on May 5, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4. submitted on July 5, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on December 12, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   7, 8. submitted on July 4, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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