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James Monroe Birthplace

CPC Catalog > Organization: James Monroe Birthplace

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4460 James Monroe Highway,

Colonial Beach, VA  22443

http://www.monroefoundation.org/monroe-birthplace.html

Description:

The James Monroe Birthplace is run by the James Monroe Memorial Foundation.

In 1976 the College of William & Mary began the archaeological survey of the James Monroe Birthplace and uncovered the ruins of the Monroe Family Home. James Monroe spent his entire youth working the farm until he left for his education at The College of William & Mary. The archaeological team uncovered a 20' x 58' house foundation which coincided with the known 1845 etchings of the birth home. The archaeological study clearly indicated that James Monroe's beginnings were humble. The family resided in a small four room, rough cut wooden farm house with few outbuildings on a 500 acre farm filled with wetlands.

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