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

Bloomsbury

 
 
Bloomsbury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 5, 2008
1. Bloomsbury Marker
Inscription.  A mile north is Bloomsbury, estate of the pioneer, James Taylor, ancestor of Presidents James Madison and Zachary Taylor. He was a member of Spotswood's expedition over the mountains in 1716.
 
Erected 1937 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number JJ-4.)
 
Location. 38° 14.66′ N, 78° 3.007′ W. Marker is in Orange, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Constitution Highway (State Highway 20) and Bloomsbury Road, on the right when traveling west on Constitution Highway. 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lee's Headquarters (approx. 1.4 miles away); Campaign of Second Manassas (approx. 2.3 miles away); Elder John Leland (approx. 2.3 miles away); Town of Orange (approx. 3.2 miles away); Orange Train Station (approx. 3.3 miles away); General Zachary Taylor
Bloomsbury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 5, 2008
2. Bloomsbury Marker
(approx. 3.3 miles away); Montpelier and Madison's Tomb (approx. 3.3 miles away); Capt. Andrew Maples Jr., Tuskegee Airman (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orange.
 
Also see . . .  Bloomsbury National Register. (PDF) National Register of Historic Places documentation for Bloomsbury. (Submitted on January 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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Bloomsbury plantation image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, September 27, 2009
3. Bloomsbury plantation
Colonel James Taylor 2d image. Click for full size.
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4. Colonel James Taylor 2d
Born March 14, 1674   Died June 23, 1729

Illustration from DAR Magazine, Vol. LIII, No. 3, March, 1919,
Mrs. Martha Thompson Taylor<br>(In Early Womanhood) image. Click for full size.
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5. Mrs. Martha Thompson Taylor
(In Early Womanhood)
Born 1679.   Died 1762

Illustration from DAR Magazine, Vol. LIII, No. 3, March 1919.
“Bloomsbury”<br>Home of Col. James Taylor 2d image. Click for full size.
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6. “Bloomsbury”
Home of Col. James Taylor 2d
Built in 1722. Oldest House in Orange County, Va.
Photo from DAR Magazine, Vol. LIII, No. 3, March 1919.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,599 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 27, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   4, 5, 6. submitted on June 2, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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