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

Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District

 
 
Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia Hottinger, April 22, 2018
1. Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District Marker
Inscription.  This rural historic district encompasses 50 square miles of the Piedmont. Native Americans lived here for more than 12,000 years before settlers of European descent, drawn to the fertile soil, arrived early in the 1700s. Several notable houses, including Montpelier and Barboursville, were built by the mid-1800s. Communities such as Tibbstown were established by emancipated African Americans, and Somerset emerged to serve local farmers. The architectural styles of the district's more than 700 buildings range from Georgian to Colonial Revival to simple vernacular, reflecting a broad socioeconomic spectrum. Old Blue Run Baptist Church (ca. 1769) is the oldest of several churches.
 
Erected 2018 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number JJ 36.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArchitectureNative AmericansNotable Places.
 
Location. 38° 8.592′ N, 78° 13.325′ W. Marker is near Gordonsville, Virginia,
Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia Hottinger, April 22, 2018
2. Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District Marker
in Orange County. Marker is on Spotswood Trail (U.S. 33) half a mile west of Lovers Lane (Virginia Route 646), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9014 Spotswood Trail, Gordonsville VA 22942, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Orange County / Louisa County (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Maplewood Memorial Association (approx. 1.3 miles away); General Thomas Sumter (approx. 1.3 miles away); Montebello (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gordon Inn (approx. 1.8 miles away); Gordonsville's Legendary Chicken Vendors (approx. 2.1 miles away); In Memory of the Soldiers, Both Confederate and Union (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Orange County / Louisa County (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gordonsville.
 
Also see . . .  Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. 177 page PDF file at 9.84Mb (Submitted on May 8, 2018, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2018, by Cynthia Hottinger of Midlothian, Virginia. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on May 8, 2018, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2018, by Cynthia Hottinger of Midlothian, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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