Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Charles Fenton Mercer
Erected 2006 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number T-24.)
Location. 39° 7.26′ N, 77° 33.725′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of North King Street (Business U.S. 15) and Oakcrest Manor Drive, on the right when traveling south on North King Street. Touch for map. It is just outside King St. entrance to Union Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg VA 20176, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Lee Comes to Leesburg (approx. ¼ mile away); Fighting for Freedom (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of Richard Owings (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ealry Methodism in Leesburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Loudoun County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
Regarding Charles Fenton Mercer. He was also the first president of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Co. from 1828 to 1833.
Also see . . . Mercer, Charles Fenton (1778–1858). Short biography. (Submitted on March 16, 2007.)
1. Charles Fenton Mercer gravesite in Union Cemetery near CFM marker
Charles Fenton Mercer’s gravestone is now nearly impossible to find, if you didn’t previously know where it is. It now lies on the ground, broken in two. The inscription on the gravestone is almost entirely illegible.
Charles Fenton Mercer’s gravesite in Union Cemetery in Leesburg is 11 paces from the asphalt pathway that encircles the chapel, at the bottom of a roughly heart-shaped gravel pathway that
Gen. Charles Fenton Mercer.
Born June 16, 1778,
Died May 4, 1858.
Aged 79 years, 10 months and 18 days.
A Patriot, Statesman, Philanthropist and Christian.
After spending his life in the service of mankind, he died at
peace with the world and in the favor of God.
“Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.”
Rev. 14. Chap. 13th verse.
— Submitted November 3, 2007, by Franklin Bell of Bluemont, Virginia.
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