In the hills of the Piedmont, against the Blue Ridge Mountains, Madison County was formed from Culpeper County in 1792. The county is named for James Madison, the _x001C_father of the American Constitution_x001D_ and the fourth president of the United States. It contains a portion of the Shenandoah National Park. President Herbert Hoover had a rustic retreat constructed in the Blue Ridge Mountains here during his presidency (1929-1933). The county seat is Madison.
Geographic Location: Rappahannock County
Physical Description of Location: F.T. Valley Road (Virginia 231), Robertson, VA 22719. Marker is on right when traveling south on Virginia 231, just prior to crossing bridge and prior to intersection with Hughes River Road.
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