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Mitchells in Culpeper County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Culpeper County / Orange County

 
 
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By Paul Crumlish, October 4, 2009
1. Culpeper County / Orange County Marker
Inscription. (South facing side): Culpeper County
Area 384 Square Miles
Formed in 1748 from Orange, and named for Lord Culpeper, Governor of Virginia, 1680-1683. The Battle of Cedar Mountain, 1862, was fought in this county.

(North facing side):
Orange County
Area 359 Square Miles
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.
 
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z 279.)
 
Location. 38° 21.636′ N, 77° 58.446′ W. Marker is in Mitchells, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is at the intersection of Zachary Taylor Highway (U.S. 522) and Twin Mountains Road (Virginia Route 647), on the right when traveling north on Zachary Taylor Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mitchells VA 22729, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mitchells Presbyterian Church (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Mitchells Presbyterian Church (approx.
Culpeper County / Orange County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, October 4, 2009
2. Culpeper County / Orange County Marker
3.9 miles away); Eckington School (approx. 4 miles away); George Washington Carver Regional High School (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 5.9 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 5.9 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsWar, US Civil
 
 
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