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

Kemper's Grave

 
 
Kemper's Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
1. Kemper's Grave Marker
Inscription.  A mile south is the grave of James Lawson Kemper, who led his brigade of Virginia troops in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, and fell desperately wounded. He became a Major-General in 1864. Kemper was governor of Virginia, 1874-1878.
 
Erected 1948 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number F-17.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 3, 1976.
 
Location. 38° 16.772′ N, 78° 8.327′ W. Marker is near Orange, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) and Little Skyline Drive (County Route 674), on the right when traveling south on James Madison Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orange VA 22960, 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 / Madison County (within shouting distance of this marker); Knights of the Golden Horseshoe (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fry's/Barnett's Ford Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); Woodberry Forest School
Kemper's Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
2. Kemper's Grave Marker
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(approx. 1.4 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orange.
 
More about this marker. Kemper's Grave is on private property to the southwest of the marker location. A public ceremony is held on June 11 of every year commemorating the birthday of James Kemper.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Kemper's Home and Grave
 
Also see . . .
1. James Kemper. Short biography. (Submitted on January 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. James Lawson Kemper. Find-a-Grave entry for Kemper, with photos of the tombstone. (Submitted on January 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Kemper's Grave image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
3. Kemper's Grave
Kemper Family Cemetery plot at Walnut Hills image. Click for full size.
By Pete Payette, June 11, 2017
4. Kemper Family Cemetery plot at Walnut Hills
Walnut Hills Estate entrance image. Click for full size.
By Pete Payette, March 12, 2012
5. Walnut Hills Estate entrance
(private property)
Walnut Hills manor house image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, March 31, 2014
6. Walnut Hills manor house
(private property) Kemper's last residence after retirement from political life.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,610 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on April 12, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on May 2, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia.   4. submitted on June 12, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on May 2, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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