James L. Kemper Residence

James L. Kemper Residence (HM54S)

Location: Madison, VA 22727 Madison County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 23.001', W 78° 15.25'

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This Greek Revival-style house was built about 1852 for state senator Thomas N. Welch. In 1868 James Lawson Kemper (1823-1895) purchased it from his mother in law, Mrs. Belfield Cave. Kemper, an attorney, represented Madison County in the House of Delegates (1853-1863), served as speaker (1861- 1863), led a brigade in the Civil War, was wounded in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, and served as governor of Virginia (1874-1878). In 1882 he moved from Madison to Walnut Hills in Orange County.
HM NumberHM54S
Marker NumberJE-3
Year Placed1991
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 7:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 739837 N 4251919
Decimal Degrees38.38335000, -78.25416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 23.001', W 78° 15.25'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 23' 0.06" N, 78° 15' 15.00" W
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Area Code(s)540, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-418 US-29 BUS, Madison VA 22727, US
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