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Near North in Mathews County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Clayton, Botanist

 
 
John Clayton, Botanist Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
1. John Clayton, Botanist Marker
Inscription. One and a half miles north is the site of his home "Windsor" where he developed an excellent botanical garden. He was first president, Virginia Society for the Promotion of Useful Knowledge, and clerk of Gloucester County from 1722 until his death in 1773. His herbarium specimens, some still preserved in the British Museum, were the basis of "Flora Virginica," compiled by Gronovius with the collaboration of Linnaeus and originally published at Leyden in 1739.
 
Erected 1951 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number NN 3.)
 
Location. 37° 27.951′ N, 76° 26.686′ W. Marker is near North, Virginia, in Mathews County. Marker is on Windsor Road (Virginia Route 3) 0.1 miles north of John Clayton Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 14), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: North VA 23128, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War In Mathews County (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Civil War In Mathews County (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Civil War In Mathews County (within shouting distance of
Windsor Rd (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
2. Windsor Rd (facing south)
this marker); Fort Nonsense (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Field Fortifications (about 300 feet away); By Land And By Sea (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Nonsense (about 400 feet away); Mathews County (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in North.
 
Categories. Colonial EraHorticulture & Forestry
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 775 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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