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James Monroe

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Birthplace

 

Birthplace: Virginia SR 205, Monroe Hall, VA (Marker)

Visited: 10/16/10

Log Excerpt: "Continued not too far to near the Potomac and in Monroe Hall found the marker for James Monroe who also got an obelisk."


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Home

 

Home: 301 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA

Visited: 10/16/10

Log Excerpt: "... drove a very short way to 301 Caroline, a home of Monroe from 1786 to 1790."


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Home: Ash Lawn-Highland, 1000 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA

Visited: 10/14/10

Log Excerpt: "Continued a short way to Ash Lawn-Highland, the 1799-1823 home of James Monroe (known as Highland to him). Took a very interesting tour, learning about JM and the home (e.g. he was at the self-coronation of Napoleon at Notre Dame). Walked the grounds a bit ... ."


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Home: Gouverneur Home, 63/65 Prince Street at Lafayette Street, New York, NY

Visited: 2/28/18

Log Excerpt: "Following the death of his wife, Elizabeth, on September 23, 1830, Monroe was forced to sell his Virginia plantation and move to New York to live with his daughter and son-in-law Samuel L. Gouverneur at 65 Prince Street at the NW corner of Prince and Lafayette Streets. Less than a year later, at 3:30 on the afternoon of Monday, July 4, 1831, the 73-year old former President died in the Prince Street house. The house was destroyed while trying to move it for restoration in 1925. Once again, nothing for us but photos of the modern building on the corner."


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Gravesite

 

Gravesite: Marble Cemetery, 41 Second Avenue, New York, Richmond, NY

Visited: 2/28/18

Log Excerpt: "Ex-President James Monroe had moved to New York in 1830, after the death of his wife, to live with his son-in-law, Samuel Gouverneur. Gouverneur owned a vault in Marble Cemetery, and when Monroe died on July 4, 1831, he became one of the first to be buried here. The interment ceremonies were carried out with much pomp and military pageantry, which served to increase greatly the prestige of the cemetery. Monroe was subsequently moved to Richmond, Virginia. The cemetery is generally closed to the public, but it is pretty narrow, and using the map we found online and looking through the fence we could make out the spot of the original grave."


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Gravesite

 

Gravesite: Hollywood Cemetery, 412 S Cherry Street, Richmond, VA

Visited: 2/15/09

Log Excerpt: "Into Richmond and back to Hollywood Cemetery. After maybe 20 minutes of searching and finally asking someone, we got to the graves of John Tyler and James Monroe [Tomb NHL]. Monroe’s was more interesting, surrounded by an open wrought-iron mausoleum. Nice views of the James River from atop the hill."


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Museum/Library

 

Museum/Library: James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, 908 Charles Street, Fredericksburg, VA

Visited: 10/16/2010

Log Excerpt: "We then walked a few blocks to the Monroe Museum and Library in the Monroe Law Office (NHL). We had a semi-guided tour in an excellent museum. The original law office actually no longer stands and was replaced by the current building in the 1800s, but still had enough historical interest for the NHL."