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Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George Rogers Clark

1752 – 1818

 
 
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By Dawn Bowen, June 4, 2007
1. George Rogers Clark Marker
Inscription.  In grateful acknowledgement of the valor and the strategic victories of General George Rogers Clark, Son of Old Virginia, the Paul Revere Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Muncie, Indiana, devote this tablet.

No hero of the American Revolution served with more sacrifice, fortitude and dauntless courage, and no hero has accomplished greater victories against greater odds.

The old North-West owes its freedom from the British tyranny to this distinguished patriot and soldier.

Dedicated at Fredericksburg, Virginia, April 1929.
 
Erected 1929 by the Paul Revere Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Muncie, Indiana.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
 
Location. 38° 18.215′ N, 77° 28.018′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Lewis Street, in the
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By Dawn Bowen, June 4, 2007
2. George Rogers Clark Monument
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median on Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Kenmore (within shouting distance of this marker); Hugh Mercer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1909 (about 400 feet away); To the Confederate Dead (about 400 feet away); 1922 (about 500 feet away); 1895 (about 500 feet away); 1896 (about 500 feet away); Confederate Cemetery (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named 1896 (about 600 feet away); 1888 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .  George Rodgers Clark Biography. Page from the Indiana Historical Bureau website. (Submitted on June 4, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Why is This Monument in Fredericksburg?
Does anyone know what association George Rogers Clark had with Fredericksburg? He was born near Charlottesville 70 miles west, grew up in southwestern Caroline County, some 40 miles south and closer to Richmond, and became famous for his exploits on the western frontier (Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois). He died in Kentucky. The Daughters of the American Revolution’s Muncie Indiana chapter that commissioned this marker
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came all the way to Fredericksburg for a reason. Perhaps it was just because Fredericksburg was close enough to Caroline County?
    — Submitted June 5, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,066 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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