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Madison County Z-12 | Marker History

Madison County Marker, Z-12

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.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 2002
Region: Blue Ridge and Central Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: Orange County
Physical Description of Location: 9119-9211 US 15, Orange, VA 22960. Marker is on right when traveling south on US 15 about .1 miles north of intersection with Governor Kemper Road (State Route 699).
GPS Location: 38.2797572430,-78.1388372970
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