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Near Ruckersville in Greene County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Orange County / Greene County

 
 
Orange County Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 6, 2009
1. Orange County Side
Inscription. (West Side):
Orange County
Formed from Spotsylvania County in 1734, Orange County, a pastoral Piedmont county, was probably named in honor of William IV, the Dutch prince of Orange, who married Anne, the Princess Royal, daughter of George II of England, earlier that year. President James Madison lived here at Montpelier and President Zachary Taylor was born here. Some fifty square miles of the county comprise the Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District, an area rich in historic resources including the ruins of Barboursville, the home of Gov. James Barbour designed about 1814 by his friend Thomas Jefferson.

(East Side):
Greene County
Formed from Orange County in 1838, this rural Piedmont county was named for Gen. Nathanael Greene, Revolutionary War military hero. The county seat of Greene County is Stanardsville. William Donoho and William B. Phillips, master builders who had learned the classical vocabulary from Thomas Jefferson while constructing the University of Virginia, designed the Greene County Courthouse in 1838.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Z 14.)
 
Location. 38° 12.863′ N, 78° 20.571′ W. Marker
Greene County Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 6, 2009
2. Greene County Side
is near Ruckersville, Virginia, in Greene County. Marker is on Spotswood Trail (U.S. 33), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ruckersville VA 22968, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ruckersville (approx. 1.9 miles away); Albemarle County / Greene County (approx. 3.3 miles away); Greene County / Madison County (approx. 4.4 miles away); Barboursville (approx. 4.6 miles away); Governor James Barbour (approx. 4.7 miles away); Barboursville Ruins (approx. 4.9 miles away); Advance Mills (approx. 5.7 miles away); Cavalry Engagement at Jack’s Shop (approx. 6.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ruckersville.
 
Also see . . .  Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. (Submitted on January 16, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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Orange County / Greene County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 6, 2009
3. Orange County / Greene County Marker
Montpelier (1764) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, September 20, 2014
4. Montpelier (1764)
The home of President James Madison is one of the centerpiece estates of the Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District. Located near Montpelier Station, it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966
Barboursville (1822) image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 17, 2010
5. Barboursville (1822)
Designed by Thomas Jefferson and destroyed by fire in 1884, it is one of the centerpiece estates of the Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District. Located near Barboursville, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.
Frascati (1823) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, April 20, 2013
6. Frascati (1823)
The home is one of the centerpiece estates of the Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District. Located near Somerset, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Rocklands (1851) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, April 20, 2013
7. Rocklands (1851)
Built in 1851 and enlarged in 1905 it is one of the centerpiece estates of the Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District. Located near Gordonsville, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
 
 
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