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Woodberry Forest in Madison County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Woodberry Forest School

 
 
Woodberry Forest School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
1. Woodberry Forest School Marker
Inscription.  Two miles northeast is Woodberry Forest School, a college preparatory school for boys, founded in 1889 by Robert Stringfellow Walker, a captain with Mosby's Rangers. The school was named for the estate on which it stands, formerly owned by William Madison, brother of President James Madison.
 
Erected 1987 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number F-24.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
 
Location. 38° 17.963′ N, 78° 8.137′ W. Marker is in Woodberry Forest, Virginia, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) and Woodberry Forest Road (County Route 622), on the right when traveling south on James Madison Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodberry Forest VA 22989, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fry's / Barnett's Ford Road (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Knights of the Golden Horseshoe
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(approx. 1.1 miles away); Orange County / Madison County (approx. 1.4 miles away); Kemper's Grave (approx. 1.4 miles away); Jackson’s Crossing (approx. 3˝ miles away); Oliver Dinwiddie Tucker (approx. 3.9 miles away); Madison County / Culpeper County (approx. 3.9 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodberry Forest.
 
Regarding Woodberry Forest School. A previous marker numbered F-24 also titled "Woodberry Forest School" stood about two miles further south on the James Madison Highway in Orange County. Other than the preface, "One miles east..." the marker text was the same.
 
Woodberry Forest School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
2. Woodberry Forest School Marker
The "Residence" at Woodberry Forest School. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By "warecornell", April 19, 2008
3. The "Residence" at Woodberry Forest School.
Woodberry Forest School image. Click for full size.
4. Woodberry Forest School
1990s aerial view of the campus.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,691 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on October 17, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia.
 
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