Ritchie's Birthplace

Ritchie's Birthplace (HMGRN)

Location: Tappahannock, VA 22560 Essex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 55.73', W 76° 51.582'

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Here was born Thomas Ritchie, November 5, 1778. In 1804, he established the Richmond Enquirer, which ran until 1877, the most noted of Virginia newspapers. Ritchie was a political leader in Virginia and an editor of national fame. In 1845, he became editor of the Washington Union. He retired in 1851 and died, July 3, 1854.
Marker NumberN 22
Year Placed1946
Placed ByVirginia Conservation Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 3:10am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 336558 N 4199549
Decimal Degrees37.92883333, -76.85970000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 55.73', W 76° 51.582'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 55' 43.80" N, 76° 51' 34.92" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 105-131 Cross St, Tappahannock VA 22560, US
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