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Near Grottoes in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George Caleb Bingham

 
 
George Caleb Bingham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, October 2008
1. George Caleb Bingham Marker
Inscription. George Caleb Bingham, a renowned American genre painter of the 19th century, was born in a frame house just north of here on 20 March 1811. Bingham moved to Missouri in 1819, where he began painting portraits in the 1830s and later specialized in paintings of the American West. He died in July 1879 in Kansas City, Missouri.
 
Erected 1990 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 220.)
 
Location. 38° 15.96′ N, 78° 50.28′ W. Marker is near Grottoes, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is at the intersection of Circle Lane (County Route 668) and Weyers Cave Road (Virginia Route 254), on the right when traveling north on Circle Lane. Click for map. Circle Lane intersects with Weyers Cave Road twice. See the map for clarification. Marker is in this post office area: Grottoes VA 24441, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port Republic Foundry (approx. 2.1 miles away); Madison Hall (approx. 2.2 miles away); Palmer Lot at Middle Ford (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Frank Kemper House (approx. 2.5 miles away but has been reported missing);
George Caleb Bingham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, October 2008
2. George Caleb Bingham Marker
The Point (approx. 2.6 miles away); North River Bridge (approx. 2.6 miles away); Future Farmers of America (approx. 3 miles away); Port Republic Battlefield (approx. 3.5 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
Regarding George Caleb Bingham. There is a house immediately behind the marker but it is said to be a replacement dwelling, built after the log and frame house where Bingham was born burned down. (This information is from the the article "Making History" -- see links below.)
 
Also see . . .
1. George Caleb Bingham Biography. Includes links to his well-known paintings (Submitted on November 16, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.) 

2. Wikipedia article on Bingham. (Submitted on November 16, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.)
3. Marking History. Article highlights several historic sites in Augusta County; scroll down to the section on Bingham's birthplace. (Submitted on November 16, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Artist
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,046 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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