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

Herbert Hoover

President of the United States

 
 
Herbert Hoover Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 3, 2021
1. Herbert Hoover Marker
Inscription.  
Met here with the citizens of Madison County as their neighbor and friend and eloquently thanked them for their hospitality.

Speaking of his fishing camp at the headwaters of the Rapidan River, Mr. Hoover concluded his remarks with these words:

“Next to prayer fishing is the most…constant reminder of the democracy of life, of humility and of human frailty....for all men are equal before fishes. And it is desirable that the president of the United States should be periodically reminded of the fundamental fact..that the forces of nature discriminate for no man.”

 
Erected 1960 by A Culpeper Neighbor.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #31 Herbert Hoover series list.
 
Location. 38° 22.813′ N, 78° 15.476′ W. Marker is in Madison, Virginia, in Madison County. Marker is on South Main Street (Business U.S. 29) just south of Church Street
Madison County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 3, 2021
2. Madison County Courthouse
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(Virginia Route 1001), on the right when traveling south. The marker is located in front of the Madison County Court House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 S Main St, Madison VA 22727, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Madison County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Cpl. Clinton Greaves (1855-1906) (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison County Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fallen Warriors Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); James L. Kemper Residence (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jackson’s March to Fredericksburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hebron Lutheran Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Joseph Early Home (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Feb. 1, 2023