(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.
|Placed By||Virginia Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 10:34pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 746834 N 4234706|
|Decimal Degrees||38.22650000, -78.18016667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 13.59', W 78° 10.81'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 13' 35.40" N, 78° 10' 48.60" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 581 Constitution Hwy, Orange VA 22960, US|
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