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Zachary Taylor, Ol’ Rough and Ready, born in Montebello…hardly a Virginian, but a Southerner through and through.
Explore his birthplace(s) and his unique upbringing in the wilds of Kentucky, as well as his rise through the military, as well as how his views on slavery were shaped.
Montebello Plantation, from VirginiaIsForLovers.
Montebello, from the Center for Land Use Interpretation.
Barboursville Ruins, home of Governor Barbour, and designed by Thomas Jefferson.
Be sure to check out Zachary Taylor’s “Visiting the Presidents” Episode from Season 2, “Zachary Taylor and Louisville”!
From My May 2017 Visit!
From My July 2021 Visit!
Nearby Barboursville Ruins
Hare Forest Farm, Zachary Taylor’s OTHER Birthplace
Zachary Taylor Birthplace: 18286 Old Montebello Drive, Gordonsville, VA.