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Josiah Parker (Macclesfield) K-247 | Marker History

Josiah Parker (Macclesfield) Marker, K-247

Col. Josiah Parker (1751-1810) served in the Revolutionary War in the 5th Virginia Regiment from Aug. 1776 until July 1778 when he resigned his commission. Parker distinguished himself at the Battle of Trenton (25-26 Dec. 1776), the Battle of Princeton (3 Jan. 1777), and the Battle of Brandywine (9-11 Sept. 1777), and was commended by Gen. George Washington. In 1781 Parker commanded the Virginia militia south of the James River. After the war, he served as a representative to Congress from 1789 to 1801. Nearby stood his home Macclesfield where he is buried.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 2000
Region: Tidewater Region
Geographic Location: Isle of Wight County
Physical Description of Location: Carrollton, VA 23314. Located on Norsworthy Drive, 0.4 miles north of the intersection of Norsworthy Drive and Brewers Neck Blvd (Hwy 258). Marker is on the right when traveling north on Norsworthy Drive.
GPS Location: 36.946365,-76.560019
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