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Historical Sites, Richmond: 6 reviews and 8 photos

  Wythe, Monroe, and Davis gravesites
by b1bob

Favorite thing: Richmond is noted for its history, so it follows that some famous historic figures would be buried here. The picture only has room for three. George Wythe was the first Virginian to sign the Declaration of Independence. He was also the first teacher of law in the colonies and Thomas Jefferson was among his students. Wythe is buried at St. John's Church Cemetery (as is Edgar Allen Poe's mama). Hollywood Cemetery is permanent home to President of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis and 5th U.S. President James Monroe. John Tyler (10th President) is not pictured, but is also buried at Hollywood Cemetery.

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  • Updated Jun 19, 2006
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