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Montpelier Station in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dolley Madison

(1768-1849)

 
 
Dolley Madison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2012
1. Dolley Madison Marker
Inscription. Born to Quaker parents in North Carolina, Dolley Payne lived with her family in Hanover County, Virginia until 1783. Following the death of her first husband, John Todd, she married Congressman James Madison in 1794. As First Lady of the United States from 1809-1817, her social graces, political acumen, and enthusiasm for public life became the standard by which first ladies were measured for more than a century afterward. Before the British burned the White House in August 1814, Mrs. Madison oversaw the removal and safeguard of many national treasures, including a large portrait of George Washington. She is buried at Montpelier.
 
Erected 2011 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number JJ-29.)
 
Location. 38° 13.59′ N, 78° 10.81′ W. Marker is in Montpelier Station, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is on Constitution Highway (Route 20). Click for map. At the entrance to Montpelier. Marker is in this post office area: Montpelier Station VA 22957, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gilmore Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Gilmore Farm (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Post-Emancipation
Dolley Madison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2012
2. Dolley Madison Marker
(about 500 feet away); Montpelier Train Station (approx. mile away); Montpelier Flag Stop (approx. mile away); Confederate Camp & Freedman's Farm Trail (approx. mile away); Civil War Encampment (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Madison and Dolley Madison (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Montpelier Station.
 
Also see . . .  Video - - "An Award Winning" - Biography of Dolley Madison - - (Courtesy: Dana Edwards / YouTube)::. (Submitted on March 12, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar of 1812
 
Dolley Madison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2012
3. Dolley Madison Marker
Dolley Madison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 30, 2012
4. Dolley Madison Marker
James and Dolley Madison image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, September 20, 2014
5. James and Dolley Madison
Renactors portray James and Dolley Madison during 2014 Constitution Day Celebration at Montpelier.
Grave of Dolley Madison (1768-1849) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, September 20, 2014
6. Grave of Dolley Madison (1768-1849)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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