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

Barboursville

 
 
Barboursville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 9, 2021
1. Barboursville Marker
Inscription.  The ruins of Barboursville, the home of James Barbour (1775-1842) are just to the south. The house was designed by Thomas Jefferson and completed ca. 1822. Barbour, who owned about 5,000 acres here, was governor of Virginia (1812-1814), U.S. senator (1815-1825), secretary of war (1825-1828), and minister to Great Britain (1828-1829). A proponent of scientific farming, he conducted experiments on his land and published the results in agricultural journals. More than 100 enslaved African Americans worked on his plantation. Barboursville burned in 1884. Barboursville Vineyards was established here in 1976.
 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number D-22.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureGovernment & PoliticsScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1822.
 
Location. 38° 10.238′ N, 78° 16.695′ W. Marker
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is in Barboursville, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Spotswood Trail (U.S. 33) and Old Barboursville Road (Virginia Route 738), on the right when traveling south on Spotswood Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5545 Spotswood Trail, Barboursville VA 22923, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Governor James Barbour (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barboursville Ruins (approx. 0.6 miles away); Montebello (approx. 2 miles away); Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District (approx. 3.6 miles away); General Thomas Sumter (approx. 4˝ miles away); The Maplewood Memorial Association (approx. 4.6 miles away); Orange County / Greene County (approx. 4.6 miles away); Orange County / Louisa County (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barboursville.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced with the linked marker.
 
Barboursville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 9, 2021
2. Barboursville Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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