Near Ruckersville in Greene County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Greene County / Madison County
Madison County. In the hills of the Piedmont, against the Blue Ridge Mountains, Madison County was formed from Culpeper County in 1792. The county is named for James Madison, the “father of the American Constitution” and the fourth president of the United States. It contains a portion of the Shenandoah National Park. President Herbert Hoover had a rustic retreat constructed in the Blue Ridge Mountains here during his presidency (1929–1933). The county seat is Madison.
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Z-13.)
Location. 38° 16.7′ N, 78° 20.55′ W. Marker is near Ruckersville, Virginia, in Greene County. Marker is on Seminole Trail (U.S. 29) north of Fredericksburg Road (County Route 609), on the right when traveling north. Click for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ruckersville (approx. 3.5 miles away); Cavalry Engagement at Jack’s Shop (approx. 4 miles away); Battle of Jack’s Shop (approx. 4.3 miles away); Orange County / Greene County (approx. 4.4 miles away); Stanardsville Engagement (approx. 4.9 miles away); Joseph Early Home (approx. 5 miles away); Stanardsville (approx. 5.4 miles away); Albemarle County / Greene County (approx. 6.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ruckersville.
More about this marker. This marker replaced a marker from the 1930s with the same number and titles, but inscribed as follows.
Greene County. Area 155 Square Miles. Formed in 1838 from Orange, and named for General Nathanael Greene, commander of the Army of the South in the Revolutionary War.
Madison County. Area 324 Square Miles. Formed in 1792 from Culpeper, and named for James Madison, “Father of the American Constitution” and President of the United States. Governor Spotswoods exploring expedition passed here, 1716.
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