“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Ivy in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Birthplace of Meriwether Lewis

Birthplace of Meriwether Lewis Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2007
1. Birthplace of Meriwether Lewis Marker
Inscription. Half a mile north was born, 1774, Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, sent by Jefferson to explore the far west, 1804–1806. The expedition reached the mouth of the Columbia River, November 15, 1805.
Erected 1942 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number W-161.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 38° 3.435′ N, 78° 35.847′ W. Marker is near Ivy, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is at the intersection of Ivy Road (U.S. 250) and Owensville Road (County Route 678) on Ivy Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ivy VA 22945, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jackson’s Valley Campaign (approx. 2.8 miles away); Union Occupation of Charlottesville (approx. 4.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Revolutionary Soldiers Graves (approx. 4.5 miles away); Albemarle Barracks Burial Site (approx. 4.6 miles away); Convention Army The Barracks (approx. 4.7 miles away);
Birthplace of Meriwether Lewis Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2007
2. Birthplace of Meriwether Lewis Marker
Charlottesville (approx. 4.8 miles away); Technical Sergeant Frank D. Peregory (approx. 5.1 miles away); Edgar Allan Poe (approx. 5.2 miles away).
Also see . . .  A “Voyage of Discovery”: Walking in the Footsteps of Meriwether Lewis. Article by By John Mathis in Albemarle Family. (Submitted on July 21, 2007.) 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Daughters of the American Revolution Meriwether Lewis Marker (1926) Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Crumlish, September 5, 2009
3. Daughters of the American Revolution Meriwether Lewis Marker (1926)
Located on Owensville Road, in front of the site of Locust Hill.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 7,026 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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