Formed from Orange County in 1749, Culpeper County originally included the territory that now comprises Culpeper, Madison and Rappahannock Counties. The legendary Culpeper Minute Men battalion 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.
Geographic Location: Madison County
Physical Description of Location: N Seminole Highway (US 29), Leon, VA 22725. Marker is on right when traveling south on US 29, about .8 miles south of intersection with Hoover Road (State Route 609).
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