Ceremony to be held at 11 AM at the Montpelier Train Depot

In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held at OCHS's Research Center

Orange County contains the largest contiguous historic district in Virginia. According to the U.S. Department of the Interior's National Register of Historic Places, the District encompasses approximately 50 square miles of Western Orange County, bordered roughly by Route 15 on the east, the Rapidan River on the north, the Albemarle County line on the south, and the Greene County line on the west. The District's name refers to two of the area's most prominent landholding families, the Madisons and the Barbours: both families produced political leaders of national stature, and both erected architecturally important plantation complexes - Montpelier and Barboursville - that still stand.

The markers are located at the Montpelier Train Depot on Route 20 in Montpelier Station and west of Gordonsville on Route 33, respectively.

The dedication ceremony will be held at the marker located at the Montpelier Train Depot on Route 20. Featured speakers include Lynne Lewis (President, OCHS), Kat Imhoff (President and CEO, The Montpelier Foundation), Lena McDonald (National/State Register Historian, VA Department of Historic Resources), Bill Speiden (Board Member, OCHS), and R. Mark Johnson (District 1 Supervisor, Orange County Board of Supervisors). A reception with light refreshments will follow the ceremony. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held at OCHS's Research Center in Orange (130 Caroline Street, Orange, VA 22960).