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

Barboursville

 
 
Barboursville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 17, 2010
1. Barboursville Marker
Inscription.  A short distance south are the ruins of Barboursville, built, 1814-1822, by James Barbour partly after plans made by Jefferson. It was burned, December 25, 1884. James Barbour, buried here, was governor of Virginia, 1812-1815, United States Senator, Secretary of War, Minister to England.
 
Erected 1924 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number D-22.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is December 25, 1814.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 10.238′ N, 78° 16.691′ W. Marker was in Barboursville, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker was at the intersection of Spotswood Trail (U.S. 33) and Old Barboursville Road (County Route 736), on the right when traveling east on Spotswood Trail. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Barboursville VA 22923, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Barboursville (here, next to this marker); Governor James Barbour (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Barboursville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 17, 2010
2. Barboursville Marker
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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). 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 been replaced with the linked marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. James Barbour. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on April 27, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Barboursville and Ruins. (PDF) National Historic Register nomination form. (Submitted on April 27, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Barboursville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pete Payette, March 26, 2012
3. Barboursville Marker
North Side of the Barboursville Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 17, 2010
4. North Side of the Barboursville Ruins
The Town of Barboursville image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 17, 2010
5. The Town of Barboursville
Barboursville Graveyard image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 17, 2010
6. Barboursville Graveyard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 933 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on May 2, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia.   4, 5, 6. submitted on April 27, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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