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King George in King George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Madison

 
 
Birthplace of Madison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
1. Birthplace of Madison Marker
Inscription.  At this place, Port Conway, James Madison, fourth President of the United States and Father of the Constitution, was born, March 16, 1751. His mother was staying at her paternal home, Belle Grove, 400 yards east when her son was born. Madison's father, James Madison, Senior, lived in Orange County. The President had his home at Montpelier in that county.
 
Erected 1971 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number EP-8.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #04 James Madison series list.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 10.766′ N, 77° 11.128′ W. Marker was in King George, Virginia, in King George County. Marker was at the intersection of James Madison Parkway (U.S. 301) and Walsingham Road, on the right when traveling south on James Madison Parkway. Touch for map
Birthplace of Madison Marker as seen along US 301 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 7, 2010
2. Birthplace of Madison Marker as seen along US 301
. Marker was at or near this postal address: 17062 James Madison Parkway, King George VA 22485, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. James Madison's Birthplace (here, next to this marker); King George County / Caroline County (here, next to this marker); Emmanuel Church (a few steps from this marker); Emmanuel Episcopal Church (a few steps from this marker); This monument, until 1983 located on the Belle Grove Lawn (within shouting distance of this marker); Port Royal Harbor (approx. half a mile away); Port Royal (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Port Royal (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in King George.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has been replaced with James Madison's Birthplace at the same location.
 
Birthplace of Madison Marker shares location with Caroline County / King George County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 7, 2010
3. Birthplace of Madison Marker shares location with Caroline County / King George County Marker
Emmanuel Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten
4. Emmanuel Episcopal Church
The Birthplace of Madison Marker is in front of church, behind the photographer.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,250 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 23, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on April 23, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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