Col. John Thorowgood Jr.

Col. John Thorowgood Jr. (HM2EAO)

Location: Virginia Beach, VA 23455
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N 36° 53.556', W 76° 9.925'

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John Thorowgood Jr., Revolutionary-Era leader,
lived on an 840-acre plantation near here, on Little
Creek. He was elected to the Convention of 1776,
which adopted Virginia's resolutions for independence,
the Virginia Declaration of Rights, and the state's
first constitution. Thorowgood represented Princess
Anne County in the inaugural session of the Virginia
House of Delegates in 1776 and served for six
additional terms. During the Revolutionary War he
commanded the county militia and by 1781 was a
prisoner of war. In his will, written in 1786, he
directed that his enslaved African Americans be
freed after the deaths of his siblings, to whom
they were bequeathed.
Year Placed2017
Placed ByVirginia Department of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 396158 N 4083592
Decimal Degrees36.89260000, -76.16541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 53.556', W 76° 9.925'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 53' 33.36" N, 76° 9' 55.5" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5381 Shell Rd, Virginia Beach VA 23455, US
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