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

Montpelier and Madison's Tomb

 
 
Montpelier and Madison's Tomb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
1. Montpelier and Madison's Tomb Marker
Inscription. Five miles southwest is Montpelier, the home of James Madison, "Father of the American Constitution" and fourth president of the United States, 1809-1817. Near the house is the tomb of Madison, who died at Montpelier on June 28, 1836.
 
Erected 1934 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number F-26.)
 
Location. 38° 14.708′ N, 78° 6.681′ W. Marker is in Orange, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (State Highway 20) and Madison Road (U.S. 15), on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. At the front entrance to the Orange County Court House. Marker is in this post office area: Orange VA 22960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Zachary Taylor (a few steps from this marker); Orange Train Station (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town of Orange (about 500 feet away); Capt. Andrew Maples Jr., Tuskegee Airman (about 700 feet away); Orange Graded School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lee's Headquarters
Montpelier and Madison's Tomb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
2. Montpelier and Madison's Tomb Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Wreck at the Fat Nancy (approx. 2.1 miles away); Oakley (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orange.
 
Also see . . .  James Madison's Montpelier. Montpelier foundation web site. Biographies of James and Dolley Madison. Details of the house, grounds, and surrounding locations of note. (Submitted on January 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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Marker in Front of the Court House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
3. Marker in Front of the Court House
The marker is partly obscured by the highway sign, but stands to the left of the entrance walk way in the shrubs.
Montpelier (1764) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, September 20, 2014
4. Montpelier (1764)
The home of President James Madison is one of the centerpiece estates of the Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District. Located near Montpelier Station, it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966
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.
Madison's Tomb image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 6, 2009
6. Madison's Tomb
Montpelier image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 6, 2009
7. Montpelier
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,376 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on September 22, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   6, 7. submitted on September 6, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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