Port Royal, Virginia: Death Site of Lincoln's Assassin

John Wilkes Booth was tracked down and killed a few days after he assassinated President Lincoln. The barn where he was shot is long gone, and the farmhouse where he was carried (and then died) fell down in the 1930s. That spot is now part of the median of US Highway 301. There's a historical marker nearby, but you're not allowed in the median.

Address:
US-301 N., Port Royal, VA
Directions:
The marker is on the northbound side of US-301, about nine miles north of Bowling Green or 2.5 miles south of the intersection of US-17.
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Death Site of Lincoln's Assassin

There is a new historical marker on northbound Highway 301, a mile or so south of the Route 17 intersection. However, it appears that the path that leads to the site has been closed off. Just north of the marker, in the median, is a "No Access" sign and a chain between two trees, preventing people from walking back to the site of the former house.

[George Hellerman, 07/19/2016]

Where JW Booth died.

John Wilkes Booth Marker

"This is the Garrett place where John Wilkes Booth, assassin of Lincoln, was cornered by Union soldiers and killed, April 26, 1865. The house stood a short distance from this spot."

[Brian, 04/20/2016]

That's what the historical marker says (though last we heard it was missing).

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