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Near Gordonsville in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Orange County / Louisa County

Area 359 Square Miles / Area 516 Square Miles

 
 
Orange County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 8, 2009
1. Orange County Face of Marker
Inscription. Orange County. Formed in 1734 from Spotsylvania, and named for the Prince of Orange, who in that year married Princess Anne, daughter of King George II. President James Madison lived in this county and President Zachary Taylor was born here.

Louisa County. Formed in 1742 from Hanover, and named for the Queen of Denmark, daughter of King George II. Patrick Henry lived in this county for some years. In it was fought the cavalry Battle of Trevilians, 1864.
 
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z-277.)
 
Location. 38° 7.926′ N, 78° 12.354′ W. Marker is near Gordonsville, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is on Gordon Avenue (Virginia Route 231) south of Echo Back Lane, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gordonsville VA 22942, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Thomas Sumter (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Maplewood Memorial Association (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gordonsville's Legendary Chicken Vendors (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Orange County / Louisa County
Louisa County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 8, 2009
2. Louisa County Face of Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); In Memory of the Soldiers, Both Confederate and Union (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gordon Inn (approx. 1.2 miles away); Church of the Blind Preacher (approx. 1.8 miles away); Montebello (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gordonsville.
 
Also see . . .  Louisa County History. (Submitted on April 7, 2009.)
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Orange County / Louisa County Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 8, 2009
3. Orange County / Louisa County Marker
Orange County / Louisa County Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 8, 2009
4. Orange County / Louisa County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 643 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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