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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Montross, Virginia

Clickable Map of Westmoreland 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> Westmoreland County, VA (103) Essex County, VA (39) King George County, VA (22) Northumberland County, VA (43) Richmond County, VA (16) Charles County, MD (150) St. Mary s County, MD (317)  WestmorelandCounty(103) Westmoreland County (103)  EssexCounty(39) Essex County (39)  KingGeorgeCounty(22) King George County (22)  NorthumberlandCounty(43) Northumberland County (43)  RichmondCounty(16) Richmond County (16)  CharlesCountyMaryland(150) Charles County (150)  St.Mary'sCounty(317) St. Mary's County (317)
Montross is the county seat for Westmoreland County
Montross is in Westmoreland County
      Westmoreland County (103)  
      Essex County (39)  
      King George County (22)  
      Northumberland County (43)  
      Richmond County (16)  
      Charles County, Maryland (150)  
      St. Mary's County, Maryland (317)  
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1Virginia, Westmoreland County, Montross — A Testament to CraftsmanshipWestmoreland State Park
The CCC used native materials and “NPS Rustic” designs to create iconic features like this fountain in Westmoreland State Parks. When Westmoreland opened its gates in 1936 the fountain greeted guests to this park on the Potomac and . . . Map (db m97048) HM
2Virginia, Westmoreland County, Montross — JT-19 — Armstead Tasker Johnson School
The A.T. Johnson High School was built in 1937 in the Colonial Revival style as the first public high school constructed for African Americans in Westmoreland County. The new school was named for Armstead Tasker Johnson (1857–1944), a black . . . Map (db m22352) HM
3Virginia, Westmoreland County, Montross — Dividends for the FutureCivilian Conservation Corps 1933-1942 — Westmoreland State Park —
“I propose to create a civilian conservation corps…confining itself to forestry, the prevention of soil erosion, flood control, and similar projects. I call your attention to the fact that this type of work is of definite, practical . . . Map (db m81215) HM
4Virginia, Westmoreland County, Montross — J-79 — Nomini Baptist Church
Nomini Baptist Church was established on 29 April 1786 with 17 members. By 1809 it was reputedly the largest Baptist church in Virginia with 875 members. The original meetinghouse, built nearby in 1790 on land donated by a charter member, Captain . . . Map (db m22359) HM
5Virginia, Westmoreland County, Montross — J-84 — Nomini Baptist Meetinghouse
Nearby stood the original “Nomony” (early variant spelling) Meetinghouse. On 29 Apr. 1786, 17 members established Nomini Baptist Church. Until 1790, when the meetinghouse was built on land donated by charter member Joseph Peirce, the . . . Map (db m22361) HM
6Virginia, Westmoreland County, Montross — J-71 — Old Westmoreland Courthouse
At a public meeting here, on June 22, 1774, resolutions of Richard Henry Lee offering aid to Boston, whose port had been closed by the British government, were adopted. Here, on May 23, 1775, the Westmoreland Committee on Safety passed resolutions . . . Map (db m6585) HM
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7Virginia, Westmoreland County, Montross — Putting the Potomac on the MapCaptain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
(panel 1) Putting the Potomac on the Map John Smith and his crews explored the Potomac in June 1608. The river, which Smith called the Patawomeck, is featured on his famous map of Virginia. Smith returned to England in 1609 . . . Map (db m81214) HM
8Virginia, Westmoreland County, Montross — Stratford HallBirthplace of Robert E. Lee
Robert Edward Lee was born at Stratford Hall on January 19, 1807, to Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee — a Revolutionary War hero — and Ann Hill Carter. Robert E. Lee spent the first four years of his childhood here before moving . . . Map (db m128534) HM
9Virginia, Westmoreland County, Montross — Tempting TargetStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Virginia’s Northern Neck was an attractive target for the British. Its many tobacco plantations—spread over more than a thousand miles of shoreline—were vulnerable to invasion from the water. Launching raids from the Potomac River and . . . Map (db m97046) HM
10Virginia, Westmoreland County, Montross — Veterans Memorial
Evergreen trees planted by citizens of Montross. Dedicated to those of Westmoreland County who served their country in World Wars I, II and Korea.Map (db m176428) WM
11Virginia, Westmoreland County, Montross — Vietnam War Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of these brave men who gave their lives in service to their country: LGPL Paul Elden Jones, Marine Corps SP4 James Edward Kelly, Army PFC Robert Eugene Lucas, Marine Corps SP4 Stanley Victor Newman, Army And . . . Map (db m76419) WM
12Virginia, Westmoreland County, Montross — War in the ChesapeakeStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
During the War of 1812 the young United States was embroiled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence. They faced superior enemy forces on the homefront and the high . . . Map (db m97047) HM
13Virginia, Westmoreland County, Montross — Westmoreland County Confederate Monument
. . . Map (db m76415) WM
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Feb. 5, 2023