Orange in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
General Zachary Taylor
General Zachary Taylor
of the United States
Born in Orange County Virginia
Erected by Orange County Post No. 156
The American Legion
Erected 1934 by Orange County Post No. 156, The American Legion.
Location. 38° 14.714′ N, 78° 6.676′ 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. Located on the Orange County Courthouse grounds. 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. Montpelier and Madison's Tomb ( a few steps from this marker); Orange Train Station ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town of Orange ( about 500 feet away); Capt. Andrew Maples Jr., Tuskegee Airman ( about 800 feet away); Orange Graded School ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Lee's Headquarters ( 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.
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1. Biography of Zachary Taylor. One of history's ironies is Taylor's stance on the building secessionist movement of the Southern states. As president, he made some rather stern statements, threatening to march an army to any seceded state. After his death, Taylor's son Richard served as a general in the Confederate army. (Submitted on January 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Taylor Autopsy. Taylor's rather sudden death fueled speculation over the years that he was assassinated, by poisoning. In 1991 his body was exhumed and tested for chemical traces. Results were negative with regard to arsenic poisoning. (Submitted on January 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Zachary Taylor National Cemetery. Taylor is buried in Louisville, Kentucky. (Submitted on January 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • Politics • War, Mexican-American •
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 4,424 times since then and 95 times this year. Last updated on May 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on May 8, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.