A short distance south are the ruins of Barboursville, built, 1814-1822, by James Barbour partly after plans made by Jefferson. It was burned, December 25, 1884. James Barbour, buried here, was Governor of Virginia, 1812-1815, United States Senator, Secretary of War, Minister to England.
Geographic Location: Orange County
Physical Description of Location: Marker located at southern corner of intersection of Spotswood Trail (US 33) and Old Barboursville Road (State Route 738), Barboursville, VA 22923. Marker is on left when traveling west on US 33.
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