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Port Royal in King George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Birthplace of Madison
 
Birthplace of Madison Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
1. Birthplace of Madison Marker
 
Inscription. At this place, Port Conway, James Madison, fourth President of the United States and Father of the Constitution, was born, March 16, 1751. His mother was staying at her paternal home, Belle Grove, 400 yards east when her son was born. Madison's father, James Madison, Senior, lived in Orange County. The President had his home at Montpelier in that county.
 
Erected 1971 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number EP 8.)
 
Location. 38° 10.766′ N, 77° 11.128′ W. Marker is in Port Royal, Virginia, in King George County. Marker is at the intersection of US 301 James Madison Parkway and Walsingham Road, on the right when traveling south on US 301 James Madison Parkway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Royal VA 22535, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. King George County / Caroline County (here, next to this marker); Emmanuel Episcopal Church (a few steps from this marker); This monument, until 1983 located on the Belle Grove Lawn (within shouting distance of this marker); Port Royal Harbor (approx. half a mile away); Dorothy Roy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Port Royal (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Earliest Inhabitants: Native Americans (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Fox Tavern: A Colonial Landmark (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Royal.
 
Birthplace of Madison Marker as seen along US 301 Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 7, 2010
2. Birthplace of Madison Marker as seen along US 301
 
 
Birthplace of Madison Marker shares location with Caroline County / King George County Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 7, 2010
3. Birthplace of Madison Marker shares location with Caroline County / King George County Marker
 
 
Emmanuel Episcopal Church Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten
4. Emmanuel Episcopal Church
The Birthplace of Madison Marker is in front of church, behind the photographer.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,496 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on April 23, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on April 23, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
 
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