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Greensboro in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Dolly Madison

1768 - 1849

 
 
Dolly Madison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
1. Dolly Madison Marker
Inscription.
Hostess and social leader.
Wife of President Madison.
Birthplace stood 1½ mi. northeast.

 
Erected 1936 by NC State Historical Commission. (Marker Number J 6.)
 
Location. 36° 4.595′ N, 79° 53.751′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is on W Market Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located between Dolly Madison Road and College Road. Marker is in this post office area: Greensboro NC 27410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Garden Friends Meeting (approx. one mile away); Guilford College (approx. one mile away); Joseph Gurney Cannon (approx. one mile away); Underground Railroad (approx. one mile away); Levi Coffin (approx. one mile away); Randall Jarrell (approx. 1.1 miles away); Battle of New Garden (approx. 1.2 miles away); 1757 New Garden Land Purchase (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greensboro.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Dolly Madison. National First Ladies’ Library website. (Submitted on August 6, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Greensboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
2. Greensboro Marker
Marker on W Market Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2010
3. Marker on W Market Street
James and Dolley Madison image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, September 20, 2014
4. James and Dolley Madison
Renactors portray James and Dolley Madison during 2014 Constitution Day Celebration at Montpelier, in Orange County, Virginia.
Grave of Dolley Madison (1768-1849) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, September 20, 2014
5. Grave of Dolley Madison (1768-1849)
Located in the Madison Family Cemetery, at Montpelier in Orange County, Virginia.
Dolley Madison image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
6. Dolley Madison
This 1848 portrait of Dolley Madison hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Dolley Madison served as White House hostess during the administrations of the widowed Thomas Jefferson and her own husband, James Madison. Her effervescence doubtless accounted, in part at least, for the popularity of Madison's presidency in its last several years. After the end of Madison's term in 1817, Dolley helped her husband put his papers in order, selling a portion of them to Congress after his death.

William Elwell painted Dolley Madison's portrait in February 1848 and later sold it to her longtime friend William Winston Seaton, editor and co-owner of the Washington, D.C., newspaper The National Intelligencer. The portrait offers a glimpse of the aging Mrs. Madison, described by the artist in his diary as ‘a very Estimable lady—kind & obliging—one of the Old School.’” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,110 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   6. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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