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Historical Markers and War Memorials in King George County, Virginia

Clickable Map of King George County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> King George County, VA (22) Caroline County, VA (64) Essex County, VA (39) Stafford County, VA (207) Westmoreland County, VA (103) Charles County, MD (150)  KingGeorgeCounty(22) King George County (22)  CarolineCounty(64) Caroline County (64)  EssexCounty(39) Essex County (39)  StaffordCounty(207) Stafford County (207)  WestmorelandCounty(103) Westmoreland County (103)  CharlesCountyMaryland(150) Charles County (150)
King George is the county seat for King George County
Adjacent to King George County, Virginia
      Caroline County (64)  
      Essex County (39)  
      Stafford County (207)  
      Westmoreland County (103)  
      Charles County, Maryland (150)  
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1 Virginia, King George County, Dahlgren — EP-6 — Civil War Action At Mathias Point
In May 1861, Confederate forces commanded by Brig. Gen. Daniel Ruggles and Maj. Robert Mayo began constructing gun emplacements at Mathias Point, which is located 2.5 miles northwest on the Potomac River close to the Virginia shore. This battery, as . . . Map (db m22219) HM
2 Virginia, King George County, Edgehill — EP-7 — Hanover Baptist Church
Hanover Baptist Church, the oldest Baptist Church in King George County, was organized in 1789 with a 93-member congregation. The first meetinghouse was located at Shiloh, and Elder John Shackleford served as the first pastor. The first Sunday . . . Map (db m7755) HM
3 Virginia, King George County, King George — All that GlittersCaptain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
(panel 1) All that Glitters When John Smith and his crew explored the Potomac River in 1608, they were looking for a passageway to the Pacific and for precious metals. They heard about a black ore with silvery glitters, which . . . Map (db m81200) HM
4 Virginia, King George County, King George — EP-8 — Birthplace of Madison Reported permanently removed
At this place, Port Conway, James Madison, fourth President of the United States and Father of the Constitution, was born, March 16, 1751. His mother was staying at her paternal home, Belle Grove, 400 yards east when her son was born. Madison's . . . Map (db m7297) HM
5 Virginia, King George County, King George — EP 9 — Cleydael
Dr. Richard H. Stuart built a T-shaped house just southeast of here in 1859 as a summer residence for his family. John Wilkes Booth and his accomplice David Herold, guided by a local farmer, arrived here on 23 April 1865 while attempting to escape . . . Map (db m138070) HM
6 Virginia, King George County, King George — EP-9 — Cleydael Reported permanently removed
This T-shaped house was built in 1859 by Dr. Richard Stuart as a summer residence for his family. On Sunday afternoon, April 23, 1865, John Wilkes Booth and three companions came to this house seeking medical assistance from Dr. Stuart. Suspicious . . . Map (db m2925) HM
7 Virginia, King George County, King George — J-103 — Eagle’s Nest
Four miles north is Eagle’s Nest, the seat of the Fitzhugh and Grymes families, and the core of a 17th-century plantation. Lawyer and planter William Fitzhugh I (165–1701), born in Bedford, England, immigrated to Virginia by 1674 and acquired . . . Map (db m2919) HM
8 Virginia, King George County, King George — Emmanuel Church
Built in 1859 to support the community of Port Conway, the church was spared during the Civil War.Map (db m133749) HM
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9 Virginia, King George County, King George — Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.Map (db m7298) HM
10 Virginia, King George County, King George — EP-8 — James Madison's Birthplace
James Madison, "Father of the Constitution" and fourth president of the United States, was born here at Port Conway on 16 March 1751, in a house that no longer stands. His mother, Eleanor Conway Madison, was visiting her family at their plantation, . . . Map (db m133748) HM
11 Virginia, King George County, King George — King George Confederate Monument
To the officers and soldiers of the Confederate Army from King George. Who gave their lives for the South. A tribute of gratitude And respect from the Ladies Memorial Association of this county. Imperishable as granite . . . Map (db m22279) WM
12 Virginia, King George County, King George — Z-253 — King George County / Caroline County
King George County. Area 180 Square Miles. Formed in 1720 from Richmond, and named for King George I. James Madison, "Father of the American Constitution" and President of the United States was born in this county. . . . Map (db m28334) HM
13 Virginia, King George County, King George — J-63 — Marmion
Two miles north is Marmion, probably built by John Fitzhugh early in the eighteenth century and later named for Scott’s poem. About 1785 it passed from Philip Fitzhugh to George Washington Lewis, Washington’s favorite nephew, who died there. The . . . Map (db m2917) HM
14 Virginia, King George County, King George — EP-5 — Punishing the Nanzattico Indians
Displaced from their reservation land on both sides of the Rappahannock River at Nanzattico and Portobago Bay, Nanzattico Indians attacked the farm of John Rowley, known for his disputes with the tribe, on 29 Aug. 1704. When captured in Richmond . . . Map (db m76408) HM
15 Virginia, King George County, King George — EP-10 — Ralph Bunche High School
Ralph Bunche High School was built as a direct result of the Federal District Court case Margaret Smith et al. v. School Board of King George County, Virginia, which was filed in 1947. The judge ruled that jurisdictions should ensure the . . . Map (db m76409) HM
16 Virginia, King George County, King George — J-65 — St. Paul’s Church
Eight miles northeast is St. Paul’s Church, built about 1766. The building was in a ruinous condition in 1812 but was repaired by the State and used both as a church and as a schoolhouse. About 1828 it once more became exclusively a church. Map (db m2920) HM
17 Virginia, King George County, King George — Veterans Memorial
In memory of our fallen troops whose partial remains were placed in King George Landfill 2007 - 2008 "We will never forget you"Map (db m186731) WM
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18 Virginia, King George County, King George — World War I Memorial
This tablet is erected in memory of the men who served in the World War from King George CountyMap (db m176554) WM
19 Virginia, King George County, Lambs Creek — J-62 — Lamb’s Creek Church
This old church was probably built before 1750. The stepping stone at the door bears the date, 1782. Near here Kilpatrick’s Union Cavalry, on a raid to destroy gunboats at Port Conway, fought a skirmish, September 1, 1863.Map (db m22071) HM
20 Virginia, King George County, Office Hall — J-66 — Historic Port Conway
The site of Port Conway is located five miles south on the Rappahannock River. Francis Conway laid out the town in 1783, and the next year the Virginia General Assembly passed an act establishing it. James Madison, Father of the Constitution and . . . Map (db m7290) HM
21 Virginia, King George County, Port Royal — This monument, until 1983 located on the Belle Grove Lawn200 yards to the west, identified the unmarked graves of
John Hipkins, died 1804; his wife Elisabeth Pratt 1754-1829; their only child Fanny Bernard 1774-1801; and her youngest children; Eliza 1794-1803 and William Bernard, Jr. 1796-1822; also five infant children of Jane Gay and John H. Bernard of Gay . . . Map (db m7300) HM
22 Virginia, King George County, Sealston — Z-7 — Stafford County / King George County
Stafford County. Area 274 Square Miles. Formed in 1664 from Westmoreland County and named for Staffordshire, England. From 1739 to 1747 it was the boyhood home of George Washington. In November 1862, the Army of the Potomac . . . Map (db m4261) HM
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Jun. 1, 2023