James Monroe's First Farm

James Monroe's First Farm (HM5JE)

Location: Charlottesville, VA 22903
Country: United States of America

N 38° 2.167', W 78° 30.294'

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Site of the University of Virginia

In 1788 James Monroe purchased an 800-acre farm here to be close to his friend Thomas Jefferson and to establish a law office. In 1799 the Monroes moved to their new Highland plantation adjacent to Monticello and sold the first farm. In 1817 the Board of Visitors of Central College purchased 43? acres of Monroe's old farm, for the Lawn and the Ranges of the "academical village" that Jefferson was planning to build with private contributions. On 6 Oct. President Monroe, with former presidents Jefferson and Madison, laid the cornerstone for its first building, Pavilion VII. On 25 Jan. 1819, Central College was chartered by the General Assembly as the University of Virginia.
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HM NumberHM5JE
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Marker NumberG-23
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 9:51pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 718972 N 4212761
Decimal Degrees38.03611667, -78.50490000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.167', W 78° 30.294'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 10.02" N, 78° 30' 17.64" W
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Area Code(s)434, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 120-132 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville VA 22903, US
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