Two miles east, at Oak Ridge, was born William Cabell Rives, May 4, 1792. He was minister to France, 1829-32 and 1849-53; United States Senator, 1832-45; member of the Peace convention of 1861 and of the Confederate Congress. He died, April 25, 1868. Later, Oak Ridge was owned by Thomas Fortune Ryan.
Geographic Location: Nelson County
Physical Description of Location: 5524 Thomas Nelson Hwy (Route 29 north), Arrington, VA 22922. Marker is on right at intersection with Oak Ridge Road (State Route 653)
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