Historic Port Conway

Historic Port Conway (HM4H1)

Location: King George, VA 22485 King George County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 14.106', W 77° 9.055'

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The site of Port Conway is located five miles south on the Rappahannock River. Francis Conway laid out the town in 1783, and the next year the Virginia General Assembly passed an act establishing it. James Madison, Father of the Constitution and fourth president of the United States, was born at the Conway house on 16 March 1751. On 1 Sept, 1863, Brig. Gen. H. Judson Kilpatrick's Federal cavalry shelled two Union gunboats at Port Conway that had been captured by Confederates. John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, fled across the river there on 24 Apr. 1865, Little remains of the town today.
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HM NumberHM4H1
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Marker NumberJ 66
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 1:58am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 311749 N 4234087
Decimal Degrees38.23510000, -77.15091667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 14.106', W 77° 9.055'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 14' 6.36" N, 77° 9' 3.30" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12642-12960 US-301, King George VA 22485, US
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