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

Milton Valley Cemetery

 
 
Milton Valley Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 24, 2017
1. Milton Valley Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  ORIGINAL STOCKHOLDERS: T.T. Brown, Coon Reed, George Blair, Samuel Robertson, Frank Randolph, Robert Hall, Howard Coxen, London Mitchell, George Tokus, Emanuel Blackburn, Joseph Thornley, Joseph Webb, Edmund Jackson, Thomas Laws Jr., Jerry Williams, Lee Moore, George Harris, Peter French, George Carter, Taylor Thornton, Jacob Strother, James Thompson, James Carter, Emily Chareo, Nelson Reed, Charles Laws, Lee Moore, Jane Thomas, Aaron Fields, Adam Fields, Bushrod Blackburn, Albert Lightfoot, R. Bundy, L.G.W. Brown, D. L. Gibson, Webster Young, Charles Myers, Thomas Page, Thomas, N. Blackburn, James Laws, Richard Lewis, and Prestley Jenkins.

Milton Valley Cemetery was established in 1874 on three acres purchased from the E. G. Hebb family on land that was once part of the adjacent Milton Valley Farm. One of several African-American cemeteries in Clarke County, Milton Valley contains the remains of a Civil War soldier, soldiers who served in the Spanish-American War, and many who died enslaved and were buried without identification.

Thomas Laws, an enslaved man who acted as a spy for Union General Sheridan,
Milton Valley Cemetery and Lucy Diggs Slowe Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 24, 2017
2. Milton Valley Cemetery and Lucy Diggs Slowe Markers
is buried in the cemetery as are Rev. Edward T. Johnson and Mr. Raymond Ratcliffe, former principals of Johnson-Williams High School.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 39° 8.495′ N, 77° 58.715′ W. Marker is in Berryville, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is on Josephine Street east of South Church Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berryville VA 22611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lucy Diggs Slowe (a few steps from this marker); The Schools of Josephine City (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Josephine City (approx. 0.4 miles away); Berryville (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Berryville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Benjamin Berry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stewardship & Conservation (approx. 0.6 miles away); Josephine School Community Museum & The African-American Experience (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berryville.
 
A Portion of the Milton Valley Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 24, 2017
3. A Portion of the Milton Valley Cemetery
The grave-site directory is in the foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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