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

Clark County / Frederick County

 
 
West Facing Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 15, 2007
1. West Facing Side
Inscription. (West Facing Side): Clark County
Area 171 Square Miles

Formed in 1836 from Frederick and added to from Warren. Named for George Rogers Clark, conqueror of the Northwest. Lord Fairfax and General Daniel Morgan, Revolutionary hero, lived in this county.

(East Facing Side): Frederick County
Area 435 Square Miles

Formed in 1738 from Orange, and named for Frederick, Prince of Wales, father of King George III. Several battles were fought in the vicinity of Winchester 1862-1864.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-121.)
 
Location. 39° 5.849′ N, 78° 6.521′ W. Marker is in Boyce, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of John Mosby Highway (U.S. 17/50) and Gun Barrel Lane (County Route 644), on the right when traveling west on John Mosby 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. Greenway Court (approx. 1.7 miles away); White Post (approx. 2.6 miles away); Saratoga (approx. 2.6 miles away); Town of Boyce
East Facing Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 15, 2007
2. East Facing Side
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Colonel John Singleton Mosby (approx. 2.8 miles away); Defenses of Winchester (approx. 2.8 miles away); 1750 A.D. (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Clark County / Frederick County (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Boyce.
 
Also see . . .  Why there is an “e” in Clarke. (PDF) Clarke County Historical Association Proceedings provide some background information on the “e” in this PDF. Refer to page 142 (page 131 in the original). (Submitted on November 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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Marker aside the West Bound Lane of John Mosby Highway image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 15, 2007
3. Marker aside the West Bound Lane of John Mosby Highway
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 799 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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