- Title : Gyeonggido Province Memorial No. 2
- Category : Grave
Designation Date: 1972.05.04
- Location : 168-1 Seokhyeonri, Jangheungmyeon
Grave of General Gwonyul(1537-1599), who served as the provincial
governor of Jeollado and the mayor of Euiju.
The grave of General Gwonyul(1537~1599). His family town is Andong,
name Unshin, pen name Manchwidang and Moak, and poetry pseudonym
Chungjang. He passed his military officer’s exam in 1582, and became
the provincial governor of Jeollado in 1587, followed by offices
of Yejo, Hojo and Gyeongseong. In 1591, he became the mayor of Euiju.
During the Imjin War, he commanded ten thousand soldiers to prevent
the enemy’s advance to the west. In 1593, in order to recover Seoul,
he moved to Hangjusanseong Fortress to defeat the Japanese army
through cooperation of the military, the civil service and the public.
This was one of the three greatest battles of the war (Jinju Battle,
Hansando Battle, Hangju Battle) When he died in 1599, he was conferred
the posthumous honour of prime minister, and became Yeonggabuwongun.
His grave now accommodates the General’s grave as well as the graves
of his two wives on each side of his grave. Tombstone, stone table,
incensory table and a pair of stone posts can be found around his
grave. The memorial to his works was erected in 1861 by his descendents,
replacing the original one which had been eroded.
Public Transport – Bus : 36th Bus runs from Bulgwangdong
to Euijeongbu, via Ilyung, Jangheun and Songchu; it runs from 6:00~
22:00 at 20 minute interval. Pass Jangheung Tourist Development
From Seoul Station 10:15 via Shinchon station(10:24) –
Once on public holidays.
Car - A: twenty minutes using 349 road from Seoul(Gupabal)
B: Take 39th Road from Wondang. P-turn straight after the highway
at the entrance to Janheung tourist development. The site locates
just after the development. Approx. 25 minutes.