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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Z78_capt-andrew-maples-jr-tuskegee-airman_Orange-VA.html
Andrew Maples grew up in Orange and completed the Civilian Pilot Training Program at Hampton Institute in 1941. He graduated from the Advanced Flying School at the Tuskegee Army Air Field on 14 Jan. 1943, was commissioned a second lieutenant in th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/tmp-b8da3_kempers-grave_Orange-VA.html
A mile south is the grave of James Lawson Kemper, who led his brigade of Virginia troops in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, and fell desperately wounded, he became a Major-General in 1864. Kemper was governor of Virginia, 1874-1878.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OT0_orange-graded-school_Orange-VA.html
Orange Graded School, built in 1925 to replace the African American schoolhouse on West Main Street, stood here. Of the several county schools for black students, Orange Graded was the only one built using the Julius Rosenwald Fund, which was…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1797_dolley-madison_Orange-VA.html
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 St…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMRTI_wreck-at-the-fat-nancy_Orange-VA.html
Here, on 12 July 1888, occurred one of Virginia's largest train disasters, the wreck of the Virginia Midland Railroad's Train 52, the Piedmont Airline. As it crossed the 44-foot-high, 487-foot-long trestle, called the Fat Nancy for a local African…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMG2H_james-madison-and-dolley-madison_Orange-VA.html
Near this spotare buriedJames Madison"Father of the Constitution"Fourth President of the United States1809-1817andDolley Madisonhis wife
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMG2G_gilmore-farm_Orange-VA.html
George Gilmore, born a slave on the Montpelier plantation about 1810, was freed with the Federal occupation of Orange County in 1865. With his wife Poly and three children, he established a small farmstead near the plantation where he had been ens…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMG0T_post-emancipation_Orange-VA.html
With emancipation, African-Americans found themselves in a complex situation. By law, slavery was abolished, promising freedom and citizenship, but few owned land or had resources to support themselves, and prejudice against them was widespread. Y…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMFZQ_the-madison-family-cemetery_Orange-VA.html
"The advice nearest to my heart and deepest in my convictions is that the Union of the States be cherished an perpetuated."-James Madison, Advice to My Country, 1834 The Madison Family Cemetery is the understated resting place for two of Americ…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMFZO_mount-pleasant-c-1750s_Orange-VA.html
James Madison's grandfather, Ambrose Madison, had his slaves construct Mount Pleasant sometime after 1723. Ambrose moved his family here in 1732 from Virginia's Tidewater and unexpectedly died within a few months. Court records show that three sla…
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