Historical Markers and War Memorials in Montross, Virginia
Montross is the county seat for Westmoreland County
Montross is in Westmoreland County
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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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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