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Woodberry Forest in Madison County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Woodberry Forest School

 
 
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By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
1. Woodberry Forest School Marker
Inscription. Two miles northeast is Woodberry Forest School, a college preparatory school for boys, founded in 1889 by Robert Stringfellow Walker, a captain with Mosby's Rangers. The school was named for the estate on which it stands, formerly owned by William Madison, brother of President James Madison.
 
Erected 1987 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number F 24.)
 
Location. 38° 17.963′ N, 78° 8.137′ W. Marker is in Woodberry Forest, Virginia, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) and Woodberry Forest Road (County Route 622), on the right when traveling south on James Madison Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodberry Forest VA 22989, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Knights of the Golden Horseshoe (approx. 1.1 miles away); Orange County / Madison County (approx. 1.4 miles away); Kemper's Grave (approx. 1.4 miles away); Jackson’s Crossing (approx. 3.5 miles away); Madison County / Culpeper County (approx.
Woodberry Forest School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
2. Woodberry Forest School Marker
3.9 miles away); General Zachary Taylor (approx. 4 miles away); Montpelier and Madison's Tomb (approx. 4 miles away); Orange Train Station (approx. 4 miles away).
 
Regarding Woodberry Forest School. A previous marker numbered F-24 also titled "Woodberry Forest School" stood about two miles further south on the James Madison Highway in Orange County. Other than the preface, "One miles east..." the marker text was the same.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Residence Historic Register Paperwork. (PDF) This one and a half story house was erected in 1793 by William Madison, and is part of the school grounds. (Submitted on January 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Woodberry Forest School. (Submitted on January 19, 2016, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,170 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the residence. • Photo of the campus grounds. • Can you help?
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