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

Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District

 
 
Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pete Payette, May 8, 2018
1. Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  The Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District, encompassing 32,520 acres of the Piedmont, has been inhabited for more than 12,000 years and contains almost 200 identified prehistoric archaeological sites. Nearby was the likely location of Stegara, a ca. 1600 Siouan-speaking Manahoac village on the Rapidan River. The rich soil that drew colonists by the 1720s is well suited for diversified agriculture, including grains, vineyards, livestock, and forestry. This land, and the free and enslaved laborers who cultivated it, fostered the prosperity of families such as the Madisons and Barbours, who contributed state and national leaders to the fledgling United States.
 
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number JJ 35.)
 
Location. 38° 13.729′ N, 78° 10.583′ W. Marker is in Montpelier Station, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Constitution Highway (Virginia Route 20) and Montpelier Road (County Route 693), on the right when traveling east on Constitution Highway. Touch for map.
Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pete Payette, May 8, 2018
2. Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District Marker
Located at the east end of the Montpelier Train Station/US Post Office parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11350 Constitution Hwy, Montpelier Station VA 22957, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montpelier Train Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Montpelier Flag Stop (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War & Gilmore Farm Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Gilmore Family Cemetery (approx. mile away); Civil War Encampment (approx. mile away); Dolley Madison (approx. mile away); Gilmore Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away); Post-Emancipation (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montpelier Station.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. 177 page PDF file at 9.84Mb (Submitted on May 8, 2018, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureAnthropologyNative Americans
 
Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pete Payette, May 8, 2018
3. Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2018, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 8, 2018, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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