Near Locust Grove in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Culpeper County / Orange County
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.
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 these topic lists: Colonial Era • Government & Politics • Political Subdivisions • War, US Civil. 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 1748.
Location. 38° 22.745′ N, 77° 47.038′ 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 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alexander Spotswood's Enchanted Castle (about 500 feet away); Fort Germanna (about 500 feet away); Hans Conrad Amberger (about 600 feet away); Site of the First German Reformed Church (about 600 feet away); Grant Takes Command (about 600 feet away); Germanna Ford (about 600 feet away); Spotswood (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Locust Grove.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 981 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.