I was visiting my parents in King George, VA, for the holidays. I lived in King George County for my 10th grade through 12th grade years, and graduated high school from here.
At the south end of the county, there is an old church and several historic markers, none of which I’ve never stopped to read. Sometimes when you pass the same place frequently, you take for granted that you can stop anytime. Finally, I did.
The church itself is still in use, and looks great.
The bronze plaque says that it is the Emmanuel Church, built in 1899. It does look like there have been quite a few renovations to the brick building.
There were several historic markers on the premises, including a marker for James Madison’s birthplace. James Madison was apparently born about two miles south of my parents’ house.
The other two historic markers were around the county line between King George and Caroline counties. Most people think this is the Rappahannock River, and perhaps it was at some time, but these markers seem to indicate it is just north of the river, just before the US-301 bridge crosses.
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