Near Locust Grove in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Culpeper County / Orange County
Area 384 Square Miles
Formed in 1748 from Orange and named for Lord Culpeper, Governor of Virginia, 1680-1683. The Battle of Cedar Mountain, 1862, was fought in this county
(West Facing Side): Orange County
Area 359 Square Miles
Formed in 1734 from Spotsylvania, and named for the Prince of Orange, who in that year married Princess Anne, daughter of King George II. President James Madison lived in this county, and President Zachary Taylor was born here.
Erected 1937 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-176.)
Location. 38° 22.769′ N, 77° 47.018′ W. Marker is near Locust Grove, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is on Germanna Highway (State Highway 3), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Just east of the county line before the crossing of the Rapidan River. Marker is in this post office area: Locust Grove VA 22508, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Germanna Ford (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Germanna Ford (approx. 0.2 miles away); The "Enchanted Castle" at Germanna, circa 1720-1750 Germanna (was approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named Germanna Ford (was approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported missing. ); Spotswood Family Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); Gordon's Flank Attack (approx. 3.1 miles away); Captain John Spotswood (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Locust Grove.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 868 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.