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King George County Virginia Historical Markers

 
Civil War Action At Mathias Point Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2009
Civil War Action At Mathias Point Marker
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
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
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
Virginia (King George County), King George — EP-9 — Cleydael
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
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
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) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
Virginia (King George County), Port Royal — EP-8 — Birthplace of Madison
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
Virginia (King George County), Port Royal — 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
Virginia (King George County), Port Royal — Z-253 — King George County / Caroline CountyArea 180 Square Miles
King George County 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. (Reverse text) Caroline County Area . . . — Map (db m28334) HM
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
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 under the command . . . — Map (db m4261) HM

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