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

Montebello

 
 
Montebello Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 17, 2010
1. Montebello Marker
Inscription. Here was born Zachary Taylor, twelfth President of the United States, November 24, 1784. Taylor, commanding an American Army, won the notable Battle of Buena Vista in Mexico, 1847.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number D 20.)
 
Location. 38° 9.234′ N, 78° 14.913′ W. Marker is near Gordonsville, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Spotswood Trail (U.S. 33) and Old Montebello Drive, on the right when traveling east on Spotswood Trail. 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Barboursville Ruins (approx. 1.8 miles away); Governor James Barbour (approx. 1.9 miles away); Barboursville (approx. 2 miles away); General Thomas Sumter (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Maplewood Memorial Association (approx. 2.7 miles away); Orange County / Louisa County (approx. 2.8 miles away); Gordon Inn (approx. 3.3 miles away); Maury’s School (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gordonsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Zachary Taylor. White House biography of Zachary Taylor. (Submitted on April 27, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Montebello Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 17, 2010
2. Montebello Marker
 

2. Presidential Avenue: Zachary Taylor. Although born in Virginia, as an infant Taylor moved with his family to Louisville, Kentucky where he lived until age 23. (Submitted on April 27, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. GovernmentWar of 1812
 
Montebello Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 17, 2010
3. Montebello
Seen from a point east of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,218 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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