(Macclesfield)Col. Josiah Parker (1751-1810) served in the Revolutionary War in the 5th Virginia Regiment from Aug. 1776 until July 1778 when he resigned his commission. Parker distinguished himself at the Battle of Trenton (25-26 Dec. 1776), the Battle of Princeton (3 Jan. 1777), and the Battle of Brandywine (9-11 Sept. 1777), and was commended by Gen. George Washington. In 1781 Parker commanded the Virginia militia south of the James River. After the war, he served as a representative to Congress from 1789 to 1801. Nearby stood his home Macclesfield where he is buried.
|Marker Number||K 247|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 9:30am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 361093 N 4090059|
|Decimal Degrees||36.94636667, -76.56001667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 56.782', W 76° 33.601'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 56' 46.92" N, 76° 33' 36.06" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 14121-14161 State Rte 670, Carrollton VA 23314, US|
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