Locust Grove in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Orange County / Spotsylvania County
Area 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, and area rich in historic resources including the ruins of Barboursville, the home of Gov. James Barbour designed about 1814 by his friend Thomas Jefferson
(West Facing Side): Spotsylvania County
Straddling the fall line, Spotsylvania County was formed from Essex, King William, and King and Queen Counties in 1720. It was named for Alexander Spotswood, lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1710 to 1722. The battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, partly, and Spotsylvania were fought in this county. The County seat is Spotsylvania Court House.
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Z 167.)
Location. 38° 19.57′ N, 77° 43.665′ W. Marker is in Locust Grove, Virginia Click for map. Located just past the Wilderness Run bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Locust Grove VA 22508, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Landmark in the Wilderness (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Wilderness Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Campaign of 1781 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jacksonís Amputation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grantís Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); An Uneasy Partnership (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grant Comes to Virginia (approx. 0.4 miles away); Archeology at Ellwood (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Locust Grove.
Regarding Orange County / Spotsylvania County. A "new" Z-series county line marker.
Also see . . .
1. Madison-Barbour Historic District. (PDF) National Register of Historic Places documentation. (Submitted on December 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Madison-Barbour Historic District Map. (PDF) Map of the historic district. (Submitted on December 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil •
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