Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
George Rogers Clark
1752 – 1818
No hero of the American Revolution served with more sacrifice, fortitude and dauntless courage, and no hero has accomplished greater victories against greater odds.
The old North-West owes its freedom from the British tyranny to this distinguished patriot and soldier.
Dedicated at Fredericksburg, Virginia, April 1929.
Erected 1929 by the Paul Revere Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Muncie, Indiana.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 38° 18.215′ N, 77° 28.018′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Lewis Street, in the median on Washington Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Kenmore (within shouting distance of this marker); Hugh Mercer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); To the Confederate Dead (about 400 feet away); Confederate Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Religious Liberty (approx. 0.2 miles away); Meditation Rock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Col. George Eskridge Memorial Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Barton Street Potter's Field (approx. ¼ mile away); Shiloh Baptist Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Bridgewater Mills (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Also see . . . George Rodgers Clark Biography. Page from the Indiana Historical Bureau website.
1. Why is This Monument in Fredericksburg?
Does anyone know what association George Rogers Clark had with Fredericksburg? He was born near Charlottesville 70 miles west, grew up in southwestern Caroline County, some 40 miles south and closer to Richmond, and became famous for his exploits on the western frontier (Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois). He died in Kentucky. The Daughters of the American Revolution’s Muncie Indiana chapter that commissioned this marker came all the way to Fredericksburg for a reason. Perhaps it was just because Fredericksburg was close enough to Caroline County?
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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