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Rappahannock County~Madison County

F T Valley Rd, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 38° 32' 32.193096", -78° 14' 37.235112"
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Rappahannock County

Scenically situated along the Blue Ridge Mountains, Rappahannock County was formed from Culpeper County in 1833. It was named for the Rappahannock River, which forms its northern border. The Rappahannock River received its name from the Indian tribe that lived along its banks. The county seat is Washington, whose name honors George Washington, who platted the grid plan for the community in 1749. Malcolm F. Crawford, who had worked at the University of Virginia, constructed the Roman Revival courthouse there in 1833.

Madison County

In the hills of the Piedmont, along the Blue Ridge Mountains, Madison County was formed from Culpeper County in 1792. Madison County is named for James Madison, the “father of the American Constitution” and the fourth president of the United States. It contains a portion of the Shenandoah National Park. President Herbert Hoover had a rustic retreat constructed in the Blue Ridge Mountains here during his presidency (1929-1933). The county seat is Madison.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
Rappahannock County~Madison County Virginia Map