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Near Charlottesville in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Thomas Jefferson

 
 
Thomas Jefferson Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, September 12, 2013
1. Thomas Jefferson Marker
Inscription.
Here was born
Thomas Jefferson
April 13, 1743
Lover of Liberty

 
Erected 1926.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
 
Location. 38° 0.735′ N, 78° 25.005′ W. Marker is near Charlottesville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker can be reached from Richmond Road (U.S. 250) 0.9 miles east of Exit 124 (Interstate 64). Touch for map. The marker, on the site of Shadwell Plantation, is located on land owned by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., which maintains Monticello. The site is open on a limited basis for Foundation events. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22911, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shadwell, Birthplace of Thomas Jefferson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edgehill (approx. one mile away); Horses & Mules (approx. 1.9 miles away); Slave Housing (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mulberry Row (approx. 1.9 miles away); Textiles (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Mulberry Row (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ice House (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
Regarding Thomas Jefferson.
Wide view of the Thomas Jefferson Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, September 12, 2013
2. Wide view of the Thomas Jefferson Marker
The marker was placed when the land was privately owned and farmed. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation has not been able to identify which organization or individuals placed the marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Thomas Jefferson, A Brief Biography: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Thomas Jefferson -- author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia -- voiced the aspirations of a new America as no other individual of his era. (Submitted on September 14, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Shadwell:Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Shadwell was the birthplace of Thomas Jefferson, and the main plantation of his father, Peter Jefferson. (Submitted on September 14, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

3. Thomas Jefferson at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on September 18, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Site of Shadwell (1741-1770) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, September 12, 2013
3. Site of Shadwell (1741-1770)
The birthplace of Thomas Jefferson (located near the village of Shadwell) burned in 1770. The site has been the subject of multiple archaeology studies, with the most recent in the early 1990s. Looking north, toward the Southwest Mountains, across one of the entrance ways of the one and a half story structure.
Site of Shadwell (1741-1770) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, September 12, 2013
4. Site of Shadwell (1741-1770)
The birthplace of Thomas Jefferson (located near the village of Shadwell) burned in 1770. The site has been the subject of multiple archaeology studies, with the most recent in the early 1990s. Looking south, toward the Rivanna River, across one of the entrance ways of the one and a half story structure.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 547 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on September 13, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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