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

Madison County / Culpeper County

 
 
Madison County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 2, 2009
1. Madison County Face of Marker
Inscription. Madison County. In the hills of the Piedmont, against the Blue Ridge Mountains, Madison County was formed from Culpeper County in 1792. The county is named for James Madison, the “father of the American Constitution” and the fourth 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 (1929–1933). The county seat is Madison.

Culpeper County. Formed from Orange County in 1749, Culpeper County originally included the territory that now comprises of Culpeper, Madison, and Rappahannock Counties. The legendary Culpeper Minute Men battalion was formed here in 1775 at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. A number of Civil War battles and engagements took place here, including the Battle of Cedar Mountain on 9 Aug. 1862 and the Battle of Brandy Station on 9 June 1863. The county seat is Culpeper.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Z-157.)
 
Location. 38° 26.592′ N, 78° 7.95′ W. Marker is near Leon, Virginia, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Seminole Trail (U.S. 29) and Hoover
Culpeper County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 2, 2009
2. Culpeper County Face of Marker
Road, on the right when traveling south on Seminole Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leon VA 22725, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of James City (approx. half a mile away); Engagement at James City (approx. ¾ mile away); 46th Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. 4.2 miles away); Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 4.3 miles away); Hand-to-Hand Fighting (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Cedar Mountain (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leon.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced a 1935 marker with the same titles and number but which was inscribed as follows.

Madison County. Area 324 Square Miles. Formed in 1792 from Culpeper, and named for James Madison, “Father of the American Constitution” and President of the United States. Governor Spotswood’s exploring expedition passed here, 1716.

Culpeper County. Area 384 Square Miles. Formed in 1748 from Orange, and named for Lord Culpeper, Governor of Virginia, 1680-1683. The Battle of Cedar
Madison County / Culpeper County Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 2, 2009
3. Madison County / Culpeper County Marker
Mountain, 1862, was fought in this county.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 710 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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