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Near Etlan in Madison County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Madison County / Rappahannock County

 
 
Madison County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 24, 2017
1. Madison County Face of Marker
Inscription. Madison County. In the hills of the Piedmont, along the Blue Ridge Mountains, Madison County was formed from Culpeper County in 1792. Madison County is named for James Madison, the “father of the American Constitution” and the forth president of the United States. It contains a portion of the Shenandoah National Park. President Herbert Hoover had a rustic retreat constructed in the Blue Ridge Mountains here during his presidency (1929–1931) The county seat is Madison.

Rappahannock County. Scenically situated along the Blue Ridge Mountains, Rappahannock County was formed from Culpeper County in 1833. It was named for the Rappahannock River, which forms its northern border. The Rappahannock River received its name from the Indian tribe that lived along its banks. The county seat is Washington, whose name honors George Washington, who platted the grid plan for the community in 1749, Malcolm F. Crawford, who had worked at the University of Virginia. constructed the courthouse there in 1833.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Z-11.)
 
Location. 38° 32.52′ N, 78° 14.633′ W. Marker is near Etlan, Virginia, in Madison
Rappahannock County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 24, 2017
2. Rappahannock County Face of Marker
County. Marker is at the intersection of F.T. Valley Road (Virginia Route 231) and Nethers Road (County Route 602) on F.T. Valley Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Etlan VA 22719, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. F. T. Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rappahannock County / Culpeper County (approx. 5.7 miles away); Mosby and Sneden (approx. 5.7 miles away); John Jackson—Traditional Musician (approx. 5.8 miles away); Blue Ridge Turnpike (approx. 6˝ miles away); A Camp of Stonewall Jackson’s (approx. 6˝ miles away); Old Rag (approx. 7 miles away); A Home Away From Home? (approx. 7.7 miles away).
 
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Madison County / Rappahannock County Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 24, 2017
3. Madison County / Rappahannock County Marker
Madison County / Rappahannock County Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 24, 2017
4. Madison County / Rappahannock County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 1, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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