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Birthplace of Monroe JP-6 | Marker History

Birthplace of Monroe Marker, JP-6

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.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1947
Region: Northern Neck-Middle Peninsula and Eastern Shore Region
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.
GPS Location: 38.2420876080,-76.9905134840
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