Formed from Orange County in 1838, this rural Piedmont county was named for Gen. Nathanael Greene, Revolutionary War military hero. The county seat of Greene County is Stanardsville. William Donoho and William B. Phillips, master builders who had learned the classical vocabulary from Thomas Jefferson while constructing the University of Virginia, designed the Greene County courthouse in 1838.
Geographic Location: Madison County
Physical Description of Location: Ruckersville, VA 22968. Located on Seminole Trail (Hwy 29), 0.5 miles north of the intersection of Seminole Trail (Hwy 29) and State Route 609. Marker is on the right when traveling north on Seminole Trail (Hwy 29).
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