Near Gordonsville in Louisa County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Orange County / Louisa County
Orange County. Area 359 Square Miles. Formed in 1734 from Spotsylvania, and named for the Prince of Orange, who in that year married Princess Anne, daughter of King George II. President James Madison lived in this county and President Zachary Taylor was born here.
Louisa County. Area 516 Square Miles. Formed in 1742 from Hanover, and named for the Queen of Denmark, daughter of King George II. Patrick Henry lived in this county for some years. In it was fought the cavalry Battle of Trevilians, 1864.
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z-277.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #04 James Madison, the Former U.S. Presidents: #12 Zachary Taylor, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1734.
Location. 38° 7.926′ N, 78° 12.354′ W. Marker is near Gordonsville, Virginia, in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10082 Gordon Ave, Gordonsville VA 22942, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Thomas Sumter (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Maplewood Memorial Association (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Orange County / Louisa County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gordonsville's Legendary Chicken Vendors (approx. 1.1 miles away); Welcome to The Exchange Hotel and Civil War Medical Museum (approx. 1.1 miles away); In Memory of the Soldiers, Both Confederate and Union (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gordon Inn (approx. 1.2 miles away); Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gordonsville.
Also see . . . Louisa County History. (Submitted on April 7, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 881 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 7, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.