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

Gordon Inn

 
 
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By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
1. Gordon Inn Marker
Inscription.  Built by Nathaniel Gordon, 1787. Visited by Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Philip and James Barbour, Clark, Rives, Randolph, Wirt, Waddell, and other celebrities of Revolutionary, post-Revolutionary, and Confederate War periods. Lafayette made and address from porch. Old stage junction and night stop ovation to Lee near by Jackson Headquarters.
 
Erected 1928 by D.A.R., U.D.C. , S.C.V. Chapters and M. Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, the Former U.S. Presidents: #04 James Madison, the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe, the George Washington Slept Here, the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1787.
 
Location. 38° 8.553′ 
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By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
2. Gordon Inn Marker
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N, 78° 11.346′ W. Marker is in Gordonsville, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 15/33) and East Gordon Avenue (U.S. 15), on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Located to the side of the gas station, on the east side of the traffic circle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gordonsville VA 22942, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Church of the Blind Preacher (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Maplewood Memorial Association (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gordonsville's Legendary Chicken Vendors (approx. 0.7 miles away); Welcome to The Exchange Hotel and Civil War Medical Museum (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Memory of the Soldiers, Both Confederate and Union (approx. ¾ mile away); Orange County / Louisa County (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Orange County / Louisa County (approx. 1.2 miles away); Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gordonsville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,669 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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