Homesite scene of colonial settlement, Civil War clashThe crest of the hill was the site of Madison Hall, built in the mid-1700s for John Madison, the first Court Clerk of Augusta County, which originally included this area of Rockingham County within its frontier boundaries. In response to the presence of unfriendly Indians in the area during the French and Indian War, he built a fortified structure on the corner of the property. Madison's son, James, would become president of William and Mary College in 1777 and the first Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Virginia in 1785. John Madison's cousin was the father of another James Madison who would become President of the United States.
|Placed By||Society of Port Republic Preservationists, Inc. in cooperation with Shenandoaha Battlefield National Historic District Commission. Installation by the Port Republic Ruritan Club|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 5:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 690624 N 4240683|
|Decimal Degrees||38.29400000, -78.82020000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 17.64', W 78° 49.212'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 17' 38.40" N, 78° 49' 12.72" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 11677-11739 State Rte 605, Port Republic VA 24471, US|
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