Charles Fenton Mercer

Charles Fenton Mercer (HM5NR)

Location: Leesburg, VA 20176 Loudoun County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 7.26', W 77° 33.725'

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Charles Fenton Mercer (1778-1858) is buried near here in Union Cemetery. After serving as an officer in the U.S. Army, he was recalled to service as an aid to Virginia Governor James Barbour of Virginia in the War of 1812 and rose to the rank of brigadier general while commanding militia forces in Norfolk. A prominent attorney in Loudoun and Fauquier counties, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates (1810-1817) and in the U.S. Congress (1817-1839), where he was among the first congressmen to introduce a bill to abolish slavery. He also advocated universal public education and promoted American commerce.
HM NumberHM5NR
Marker NumberT-24
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 10:51am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 278507 N 4333330
Decimal Degrees39.12100000, -77.56208333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 7.26', W 77° 33.725'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 7' 15.60" N, 77° 33' 43.50" W
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Area Code(s)703, 540, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 357-395 US-15 BUS, Leesburg VA 20176, US
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