In this vicinity stood the Monroe home where James Monroe, fifth President of the United States, was born, April 28, 1758. His father was Spence Monroe and his mother, Elizabeth Jones. He left home at the age of sixteen to enter William and Mary College and left college to enter the army.
Geographic Location: Westmoreland County
Physical Description of Location: 4462-4498 James Monroe Highway (Virginia 205), in front of James Monroe Birthplace, Colonial Beach, VA 22443.
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