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Greene County Virginia – Historical Markers

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By J. J. Prats, August 2, 2009
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Virginia (Greene County), Ruckersville — Z-13 — Greene County / Madison County
Greene County. Formed from Orange County in 1838, this rural Piedmont county was named for Gen. Nathanael Greene, Revolutionary War military hero. The county seat of Greene County is Stanardsville. William Donoho and William B. Phillips, master . . . — Map (db m21505) HM
Virginia (Greene County), Ruckersville — Z 14 — Orange County / Greene County
(West Side):Orange CountyFormed 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 . . . — Map (db m24228) HM
Virginia (Greene County), Ruckersville — D-11 — Ruckersville
A descendant of the Huguenot immigrant Peter Rucker, John Rucker (d. 1794) settled east of here on Rippin’s Run, and built Friendly Acres, the first of many Rucker family dwellings in the area. He founded the village of Ruckersville, naming it for . . . — Map (db m4034) HM
Virginia (Greene County), Stanardsville — Z-16 — Greene County / Rockingham County
Greene County. Area 155 Square Miles. Formed in 1838 from Orange, and named for General Nathanael Greene, commander of the Army of the South in the Revolutionary War. Rockingham County. Area 876 Square Miles. Formed in . . . — Map (db m2834) HM
Virginia (Greene County), Stanardsville — W 217 — Stanardsville
The village of Stanardsville was founded by William Stanard (died 1807), of Roxbury plantation, on land that was part of his 6,000 acre inheritance from the Octonia Grant of 1729. This grant included most of what is presently northern Greene County . . . — Map (db m22988) HM
Virginia (Greene County), Stanardsville — D 21 — Stanardsville Engagement
Near this site on 1 Mar. 1864, Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's Confederate cavalry engaged Brig. Gen. George A. Custer's Union cavalry in what is called locally the Battle of Stanardsville. To divert Stuart from Richmond, Custer led his troopers down . . . — Map (db m22985) HM

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