The Kemper Residence - (next to County offices 414 N Main Street, Madison, VA 22727)

Home of James Lawson Kemper, one of central Virginia's most prominent attorneys and politicians. He moved here with his family in 1865. Kemper represented Madison in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1853-1863, serving as Speaker for the final term, fought in the Mexican War, held the rank of Major General in the Confederate Army, and was badly wounded in Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. Kemper served as the first southern-born post Reconstruction governor of Virginia from 1874-1878.