Orange County, Virginia, President James Madison

Montpelier – President James Madison’s Residence In Orange County, Virginia

In 1764, James Madison, Senior, father of President James Madison, built the Montpelier house in Orange County, Virginia. James Madison Junior, the Fourth President of the United States, was born at Port Conway, Virginia, Bear Fredericksburg, and grew up at the Montpelier home. Madison would take ownership of the house after his parents passing and lived with his wife Dolly Madison at the home.

In modern times, the Montpelier house has been restored to its original condition.

Ashburn, Virginia, Battle of Bladensburg, Belmont Manor House, President James Madison, Rokeby, Virginia, U.S. Constitution

Ludwell Lee – The Host Of President Madison After The White House Burnt Down During Battle of Bladensburg

After the Battle of Bladensburg, which resulted in the burning of the White House during the War of 1812, Loudoun County served briefly as a refuge for the President and important federal government documents.

The United States Constitution and other federal papers were brought to Rokeby, near Leesburg, for safekeeping. President Madison established his headquarters at the Belmont Manor House, in present day Ashburn, Virginia, where he was the guest of Ludwell Lee.