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

Culpeper County / Orange County

 
 
East Facing Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
1. East Facing Side
Inscription.  (East Facing Side): Culpeper County
Area 384 Square Miles

Formed in 1748 from Orange and named for Lord Culpeper, Governor of Virginia, 1680-1683. The Battle of Cedar Mountain, 1862, was fought in this county

(West Facing Side): 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.
 
Erected 1937 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-176.)
 
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, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #12 Zachary Taylor series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1748.
 
Location. 38° 22.769′ N, 77° 47.018′ W. Marker is near Locust Grove, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is on Germanna Highway (State Highway 3)
West Facing Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. West Facing Side
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, on the right when traveling west. Just east of the county line before the crossing of the Rapidan River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Locust Grove VA 22508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Germanna Visitor Center (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alexander Spotswood's Enchanted Castle (about 600 feet away); Fort Germanna (about 600 feet away); Grant Takes Command (about 700 feet away); Hans Conrad Amberger (about 700 feet away); Germanna Ford (about 700 feet away); Site of the First German Reformed Church (about 800 feet away); Spotswood (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Locust Grove.
 
Culpeper County / Orange County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
3. Culpeper County / Orange County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 927 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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