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Near Locust Dale in Madison County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Madison County / Culpeper County

 
 
North Facing Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
1. North Facing Side
Inscription. (North Facing Side): Madison County
Area 324 Square Miles

Formed in 1792 from Culpeper, and named for James Madison, "Father of the American Constitution" and President of the United States. Governor Spotswood's exploring expedition passed here, 1716.

(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.
 
Erected 1935 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z 188.)
 
Location. 38° 21.187′ N, 78° 6.793′ W. Marker is near Locust Dale, Virginia, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) and White Oad Road / Robinson River Road (County Route 721), on the right when traveling north on James Madison Highway. Click for map. Located at a bridge over Crooked Run. Marker is in this post office area: Locust Dale VA 22948, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jackson’s Crossing (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crooked Run Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles
South Facing Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
2. South Facing Side
away); Oak Grove Baptist Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); George Washington Carver Regional High School (approx. 3.9 miles away); Woodberry Forest School (approx. 3.9 miles away); Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 4.3 miles away); Hand-to-Hand Fighting (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
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Madison County / Culpeper County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
3. Madison County / Culpeper County Marker
Old Bridge Abutments at Crooked Run image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
4. Old Bridge Abutments at Crooked Run
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 773 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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