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: 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).
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