Orange in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
General Zachary Taylor
General Zachary Taylor
of the United States
Born in Orange County Virginia
Erected by Orange County Post No. 156
The American Legion
Erected 1934 by Orange County Post No. 156, The American Legion.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #12 Zachary Taylor series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1934.
Location. 38° 14.714′ N, 78° 6.676′ 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. Located on the Orange County Courthouse grounds. 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. Confederate Dead (here, next to this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Honoring the People of Orange CountyWorld War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Korean War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Montpelier and Madison's Tomb (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.
More about this marker. Taylor was born at Montabello, an estate south of the city of Orange, and the subject of another Virginia State Marker.
Also see . . . Zachary Taylor National Cemetery. Taylor is buried in Louisville, Kentucky. (Submitted on January 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,765 times since then and 49 times this year. Last updated on May 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on May 8, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.