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Berryville in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Clarke County Courthouse

 
 
Clarke County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, September 30, 2006
1. Clarke County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. The year after Clarke County was formed in 1836, construction began on a brick courthouse based on county justice David Meade’s design. The courthouse was remodeled in the Neoclassical style about 1850 when the portico and cupola were added. Portraits of locally prominent judges and lawyers from the 1840s to the present are displayed in the courtroom. The 1882 commonwealth’s attorney office, the combination sheriff office and jail, built about 1895, and the 1977 circuit courthouse are also located on the courthouse grounds. The last public hanging in Clarke County occurred here in 1905.
 
Erected 1999 by Deparment of Historic Resources. (Marker Number T-15.)
 
Location. 39° 9.115′ N, 77° 58.829′ W. Marker is in Berryville, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Academy Street on Church Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berryville VA 22611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Traveler Was Tethered on This Spot (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Berry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Ireland (approx. 0.2
Clarke County Court House with Marker in front image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, September 30, 2006
2. Clarke County Court House with Marker in front
miles away); Berryville (approx. half a mile away); Josephine City (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Schools of Josephine City (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Berryville (approx. 0.8 miles away); Harry F. Byrd Sr. (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Berryville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Clarke County, Virginia Civil War markers.
 
Also see . . .  Detailed History of the Court House. From the Clarke County Historical Association. (PDF Download) (Submitted on July 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Clarke County Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, September 30, 2006
3. Clarke County Confederate Memorial
Inscription on Memorial: Erected to the memory of the sons of Clarke who gave their lives in defense of the rights of the states and of constitutional government. Fortune denied them success but they achieved imperishable fame. (List of names are on all four sides of the memorial) Erected July 21, 1900.

Granite statue, by an unknown sculptor, stands 10 feet tall on a 12 foot base. —Ed.
Close Up of the Statue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
4. Close Up of the Statue
Description of the statue from the Clarke County Historical Association Proceedings Vol 19: The figure is that of an unarmed Confederate soldier, standing with arms folded, with bare head and eyes cast down, the embodiment in store of one who, after having given up home, friends, and country in defense of principles, now that the struggle is over and all lost, almost as in a dream begins to realize in the expression of the face—a hope which has found fruition in the part of the soldiers of the Lost Cause have played in the progress and advancement of our united country since the close of the war.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 1,547 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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