Boyce in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number B 4.)
Location. 39° 5.576′ N, 78° 3.609′ W. Marker is in Boyce, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of South Greenway Avenue (U.S. 340) and West Main Street (Virginia Route 723), on the right when traveling north on South Greenway Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boyce VA 22620, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Boyce (a few steps from this marker); The Briars (approx. 1.1 miles away); Greenway Court (approx. 1.4 miles away); Blandy Experimental Farm (approx. 1.6 miles away); Carter Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Millwood (approx. 2 miles away); The Burwell-Morgan Mill (approx. 2 miles away); Greenway Historic District (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Boyce.
Regarding Saratoga. Saratoga stands to the east as indicated on private property, a fair distance from the road.
This marker replaced a previous B-4 with the same title, which read, Built in 1782 by General Daniel Morgan and named for the battle of Saratoga, 1777. Hessian prisoners did the construction work. Lee had his headquarters here in June, 1863, on the way to Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Daniel Morgan.
2. Florence Vane. One of the poems of Philip Pendleton Cooke.
3. Battle of Saratoga, NY.
4. Battle of Cowpens, SC.
5. Short Biography of John Esten Cooke.
1. Morganís Second Home
Saratoga was actually the second home for Daniel Morgan in Clarke County. He first lived at Soldierís Rest (1769) just north of Berryville (to the northeast corner of the intersection of modern day U.S. 340 and Va. Route 7).
2. Civil War Encampment
Not mentioned on the present day marker, Saratoga was used by the Army of Northern Virginia when moving through the Shenandoah Valley during Gettysburg campaign.
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