Orange County / Spotsylvania County

Orange County / Spotsylvania County (HM2AR)

Location: Locust Grove, VA 22508 Orange County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 19.57', W 77° 43.665'

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(East Facing Side): Orange County
Area Formed from Spotsylvania County in 1734, Orange County, a pastoral Piedmont county, was probably named in honor of William IV, the Dutch prince of Orange, who married Anne, the Princess Royal, daughter of George II of England, earlier that year. President James Madison lived here at Montpelier and President Zachary Taylor was born here. Some fifty square miles of the county comprise the Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District, and area rich in historic resources including the ruins of Barboursville, the home of Gov. James Barbour designed about 1814 by his friend Thomas Jefferson

(West Facing Side): Spotsylvania County
Straddling the fall line, Spotsylvania County was formed from Essex, King William, and King and Queen Counties in 1720. It was named for Alexander Spotswood, lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1710 to 1722. The battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, partly, and Spotsylvania were fought in this county. The County seat is Spotsylvania Court House.
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HM NumberHM2AR
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Marker NumberZ 167
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 6:20am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 261554 N 4245526
Decimal Degrees38.32616667, -77.72775000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.57', W 77° 43.665'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 34.20" N, 77° 43' 39.90" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5533-5561 VA-3, Locust Grove VA 22508, US
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