Dolley Madison

Dolley Madison (HM1797)

Location: Orange, VA 22960 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 13.59', W 78° 10.81'

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(1768-1849)

Born to Quaker parents in North Carolina, Dolley Payne lived with her family in Hanover County, Virginia until 1783. Following the death of her first husband, John Todd, she married Congressman James Madison in 1794. As First Lady of the United States from 1809-1817, her social graces, political acumen, and enthusiasm for public life became the standard by which first ladies were measured for more than a century afterward. Before the British burned the White House in August 1814, Mrs. Madison oversaw the removal and safeguard of many national treasures, including a large portrait of George Washington. She is buried at Montpelier.
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HM NumberHM1797
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Marker NumberJJ-29
Year Placed2011
Placed ByVirginia Department of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 10:34pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 746834 N 4234706
Decimal Degrees38.22650000, -78.18016667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 13.59', W 78° 10.81'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 13' 35.40" N, 78° 10' 48.60" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 581 Constitution Hwy, Orange VA 22960, US
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