Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District

Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District (HM27FR)

Location: Orange, VA 22960 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 13.729', W 78° 10.583'

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The Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District, encompassing 32,520 acres of the Piedmont, has been inhabited for more than 12,000 years and contains almost 200 identified prehistoric archaeological sites. Nearby was the likely location of Stegara, a ca. 1600 Siouan-speaking Manahoac village on the Rapidan River. The rich soil that drew colonists by the 1720s is well suited for diversified agriculture, including grains, vineyards, livestock, and forestry. This land, and the free and enslaved laborers who cultivated it, fostered the prosperity of families such as the Madisons and Barbours, who contributed state and national leaders to the fledgling United States.
HM NumberHM27FR
Year Placed2017
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 747157 N 4234973
Decimal Degrees38.22881667, -78.17638333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 13.729', W 78° 10.583'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 13' 43.74" N, 78° 10' 34.98" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12085 Constitution Hwy, Orange VA 22960, US
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