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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gordonsville, Virginia

Clickable Map of Albemarle County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Albemarle County, VA (118) Augusta County, VA (68) Buckingham County, VA (37) Charlottesville Ind. City, VA (67) Fluvanna County, VA (29) Greene County, VA (8) Louisa County, VA (43) Nelson County, VA (40) Orange County, VA (159) Rockingham County, VA (91)  AlbemarleCounty(118) Albemarle County (118)  AugustaCounty(68) Augusta County (68)  BuckinghamCounty(37) Buckingham County (37)  (67) Charlottesville (67)  FluvannaCounty(29) Fluvanna County (29)  GreeneCounty(8) Greene County (8)  LouisaCounty(43) Louisa County (43)  NelsonCounty(40) Nelson County (40)  OrangeCounty(159) Orange County (159)  RockinghamCounty(91) Rockingham County (91)
Charlottesville is the county seat for Albemarle County
Gordonsville is in Albemarle County
      Albemarle County (118)  
      Augusta County (68)  
      Buckingham County (37)  
      Charlottesville (67)  
      Fluvanna County (29)  
      Greene County (8)  
      Louisa County (43)  
      Nelson County (40)  
      Orange County (159)  
      Rockingham County (91)  
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1Virginia (Albemarle County), Gordonsville — Z-151 — Albemarle County / Louisa County
Albemarle County. Albemarle County was formed in 1744 from Goochland County and named for William Anne Keppel, the second Earl of Albemarle, titular governor of Virginia from 1737 to 1754. A portion of Louisa County was later added to . . . Map (db m22780) HM
2Virginia (Albemarle County), Gordonsville — G-25 — General Thomas Sumter
Thomas Sumter was born on 14 Aug. 1734 in this region. Sumter, a member of the Virginia militia during the French and Indian War, moved to South Carolina in 1765. He served as a lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army (1776–1778); in June . . . Map (db m17501) HM
3Virginia (Louisa County), Gordonsville — F-40 — Campaign of 1781
Lafayette, moving west to protect stores in Albemarle from Tarleton, passed near here, June, 1871.Map (db m17749) HM
4Virginia (Louisa County), Gordonsville — Z-277 — Orange County / Louisa County
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 . . . Map (db m17747) HM
5Virginia (Louisa County), Gordonsville — Z-277A — Orange County / Louisa County
Orange County. Formed from Spotsylvania County in 1734, Orange County, a pastoral Piedmont county, was probably named in honor of William IV, the Dutch prince of Orange, who married Anne, the Princess Royal, daughter of George II of England, . . . Map (db m108411) HM
6Virginia (Orange County), Gordonsville — F-23 — Church of the Blind Preacher
Near here was the church of James Waddel, the blind Presbyterian preacher. Waddel, who had been a minister in the Northern Neck and elsewhere, came here about 1785 and died here in 1805. William Wirt, stopping in 1803 to hear a sermon, was impressed . . . Map (db m4766) HM
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7Virginia (Orange County), Gordonsville — Gordon Inn
Built by Nathaniel Gordon, 1787. Visited by Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Philip and James Barbour, Clark, Rives, Randolph, Wirt, Waddell, and other celebrities of Revolutionary, post-Revolutionary, and Confederate War periods. Lafayette . . . Map (db m4794) HM
8Virginia (Orange County), Gordonsville — Gordonsville's Legendary Chicken Vendors"Fried Chicken Capital of the World"
January 1, 1840 celebrated the arrival of the Louisa Railroad to Gordonsville. The introduction of rail service contributed to the growth and vitality of the town as a prime rail junction. The two railroads that formed the junction were the . . . Map (db m8162) HM
9Virginia (Orange County), Gordonsville — In Memory of the Soldiers, Both Confederate and Union
In memory of the soldiers, both Confederate and Union, who died here at the Exchange Hotel used during the Civil War as the General Receiving Hospital, Gordonsville, VA, 1861 - 1865Map (db m25545) HM WM
10Virginia (Orange County), Gordonsville — JJ 36 — Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District
This rural historic district encompasses 50 square miles of the Piedmont. Native Americans lived here for more than 12,000 years before settlers of European descent, drawn to the fertile soil, arrived early in the 1700s. Several notable houses, . . . Map (db m117220) HM
11Virginia (Orange County), Gordonsville — D-20 — Montebello
Here was born Zachary Taylor, twelfth President of the United States, November 24, 1784. Taylor, commanding an American Army, won the notable Battle of Buena Vista in Mexico, 1847.Map (db m30181) HM
12Virginia (Orange County), Gordonsville — The Maplewood Memorial Association
Has erected this tablet as a tribute of respect to some seven hundred Confederate soldiers mainly from North Carolina and Georgia who laid down their lives for the cause they loved and lost their names are perished. May their memory be imperishable!Map (db m4791) HM WM
13Virginia (Orange County), Gordonsville — Welcome to The Exchange Hotel and Civil War Medical Museum
Once a thriving Tavern during the 1840's and then a Railroad Grand Hotel during the 1860's, this building was later transformed to become the Gordonsville Receiving Hospital during the Civil War. 70,000 Confederate and Union soldiers were treated . . . Map (db m170667) HM
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Sep. 29, 2022