Boyce in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number B 2.)
Location. 39° 6.052′ N, 78° 2.506′ W. Marker is in Boyce, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of Lord Fairfax Highway (U.S. 340) and Pyletown Road (Virginia Route 620), on the right when traveling south on Lord Fairfax Highway. 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 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Saratoga (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Chapel (approx. 1.6 miles away); Carter Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Millwood (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Burwell-Morgan Mill (approx. 2.2 miles away); Blandy Experimental Farm (approx. 2.4 miles away); Greenway Court (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Boyce.
Regarding The Briars. This marker replaced a previous B-2 with the same name, which read, One mile to the north is the home of John Esten Cooke, soldier, historian and novelist. Born in 1830, he died here in 1886. Cooke moved to the place in 1869.
Also see . . .
1. Short Biography of John Esten Cooke.
2. List of John Esten Cooke’s Works.
3. EBook - Wearing of the Gray. John Esten Cook described many Confederate leaders based on personal observation and contact. The work was used as a source for many decades by historians and fiction writers.
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • War, US Civil •
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