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Montpelier and Madison's Tomb

 
 
Montpelier and Madison's Tomb Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
1. Montpelier and Madison's Tomb Marker
Inscription.  Five miles southwest is Montpelier, the home of James Madison, "Father of the American Constitution" and fourth president of the United States, 1809-1817. Near the house is the tomb of Madison, who died at Montpelier on June 28, 1836.
 
Erected 1934 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number F-26.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #04 James Madison, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1749.
 
Location. 38° 14.706′ N, 78° 6.687′ W. Marker is in Orange, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (State Highway 20) and Madison Road (U.S. 15), on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. At the front entrance to the Orange County Court House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orange VA 22960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I Memorial (here, next to this marker); Korean War Memorial
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(a few steps from this marker); Honoring the People of Orange County (a few steps from this marker); World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Dead (a few steps from this marker); General Zachary Taylor (a few steps from this marker); Crosthwaite Alley (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orange.
 
Montpelier and Madison's Tomb Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
2. Montpelier and Madison's Tomb Marker
Marker in Front of the Court House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
3. Marker in Front of the Court House
The marker is partly obscured by the highway sign, but stands to the left of the entrance walk way in the shrubs.
Montpelier (1764) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, September 20, 2014
4. Montpelier (1764)
The home of President James Madison is one of the centerpiece estates of the Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District. Located near Montpelier Station, it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966
James and Dolley Madison image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, September 20, 2014
5. James and Dolley Madison
Renactors portray James and Dolley Madison during 2014 Constitution Day Celebration at Montpelier.
Madison's Tomb image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 6, 2009
6. Madison's Tomb
Montpelier image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 6, 2009
7. Montpelier
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,943 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on September 22, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   6, 7. submitted on September 6, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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