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

James Madison and Dolley Madison

 
 
James Madison and Dolley Madison Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 6, 2009
1. James Madison and Dolley Madison Marker
Inscription.  
Near this spot
are buried
James Madison
"Father of the Constitution"
Fourth President of the United States
1809-1817
and
Dolley Madison
his wife

 
Erected 1930 by William Byrd Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Richmond, Virginia.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #04 James Madison series lists.
 
Location. 38° 13.32′ N, 78° 11.359′ W. Marker is in Somerset, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Constitution Highway (State Highway 20) and Jacksontown Road (County Route 655), on the right when traveling east on Constitution Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Somerset VA 22972, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Post-Emancipation (approx. half a mile away); Gilmore Farm (approx. half a
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mile away); Confederate Encampment (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dolley Madison (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gilmore Family Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Civil War Encampment (approx. ¾ mile away); Montpelier Train Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Montpelier Flag Stop (approx. 0.8 miles away).
 
James Madison and Dolley Madison Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 6, 2009
2. James Madison and Dolley Madison Marker
Graves of James and Dolley Madison image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, September 20, 2014
3. Graves of James and Dolley Madison
Located in the Madison Family Cemetery on nearby Montpelier estate.
James and Dolley Madison image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, September 20, 2014
4. James and Dolley Madison
Renactors portray James and Dolley Madison during 2014 Constitution Day Celebration at Montpelier.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,145 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on September 22, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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