Gilmore Farm

Gilmore Farm (HMFWG)

Location: Orange, VA 22960 Orange County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 13.581', W 78° 10.86'

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George Gilmore was born into slavery at Montpelier about 1810. Like millions of African Americans throughout the South, Gilmore made the transition to freedom after the Civil War. Many emancipated slaves worked on the same plantation where they once labored. Gilmore, his wife Polly and five children lived in this cabin built by family members in 1873 and farmed the surrounding fields. In 1901 George Gilmore obtained the deed for 16 acres from Dr. James A. Madison. After Gilmore's death in 1905 the property remained in the family until 1920. Archaeological and architectural investigations have resulted in the restoration of this rare example of a surviving freed family's cabin.
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HM NumberHMFWG
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Marker NumberJJ 26
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 3:46pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 746761 N 4234687
Decimal Degrees38.22635000, -78.18100000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 13.581', W 78° 10.86'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 13' 34.86" N, 78° 10' 51.60" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13350-13482 Constitution Hwy, Orange VA 22960, US
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