Orange County / Louisa County

Orange County / Louisa County (HM2MS)

Location: Gordonsville, VA 22942 Louisa County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 7.602', W 78° 11.208'

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(South Facing Side): Orange County
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, an area rich in historic resources including the ruins of Barboursville, the home of Gov. James Barbour that was designed by 1817 by his friend Thomas Jefferson.

(North Facing Side): Louisa County
Located in the heart of the Virginia Piedmont, this rural county was named for Princess Louisa, a daughter of George II. It was formed from Hanover County in 1742; the county seat is Louisa. Among the county's historic resources is Green Springs Historic District including Boswell's Tavern, which was used on one occasion during the Revolution as headquarters of the Marquis de Lafayette. Other landmarks include the monumental Louisa County courthouse and the old jail.
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HM NumberHM2MS
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Marker NumberZ 277A
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 3:24pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 746589 N 4223612
Decimal Degrees38.12670000, -78.18680000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 7.602', W 78° 11.208'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 7' 36.12" N, 78° 11' 12.48" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 339-379 US-15, Gordonsville VA 22942, US
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