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

Harry F. Byrd Sr.

 
 
Harry F. Byrd Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
1. Harry F. Byrd Sr. Marker
Inscription.  Harry Flood Byrd Sr. (1887-1966), governor of Virginia (1926-1930) and U.S. senator from Virginia (1933-1965), was a conservative Democrat who led a political machine that directed state politics for four decades. As governor, he instituted Virginia’s “pay as you go” fiscal policy, created the state highway system, and established the state historical marker system. In Congress, he advocated economical government and opposed liberal programs. To the south is Rosemont, his home from 1928 to 1966. George Norris, first sheriff of Clarke Co., lived there from 1811 to 1854.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number T-14.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 39° 9.557′ N, 77° 59.537′ W. Marker was in Berryville, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker was on West Main Street (Business Virginia Route
Harry F. Byrd Sr. Marker, off its pole image. Click for full size.
By T. Elizabeth Renich, August 19, 2018
2. Harry F. Byrd Sr. Marker, off its pole
7), on the right when traveling east. Marker located on the Rosemont property across from Clarke County High School. Rosemont stands on private property just out of sight from the highway. Touch for map. Marker was 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 location. A different marker also named Harry F. Byrd Sr. (here, next to this marker); Battle of Berryville (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Berryville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Berryville (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Ireland (approx. 0.7 miles away); Clarke County Courthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bank of Clarke County (approx. 0.8 miles away); Traveler Was Tethered on This Spot (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berryville.
 
More about this marker. This marker was replaced by a new one also named Harry F. Byrd Sr. (see nearby markers).
 
Also see . . .
1. Harry F. Byrd : The Pay-As-You-Go Man. (Submitted on July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Historic Rosemont Manor. Currently open as B&B and wedding venue (2017). (Submitted on December 20, 2017, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Harry F. Byrd Quote
The State of Virginia is similar to a great business corporation ... and should be conducted with the same efficiency and economy as any private business.
The Harry F. Byrd Marker at the Corner of the Rosemont Estate image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
3. The Harry F. Byrd Marker at the Corner of the Rosemont Estate
    — Submitted July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
Entrance to Rosemont image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
4. Entrance to Rosemont
Rosemont image. Click for full size.
Public Domain Resource from Wikipedia.org
5. Rosemont
Harry F. Byrd Sr. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 2, 2015
6. Harry F. Byrd Sr.
This painting of Harry Flood Byrd (1887–1966) by John Slavin hangs in the Virginia Capitol Building in Richmond, Virginia.
Rosemont<br>East Façade image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 26, 2019
7. Rosemont
East Façade
Rosemont<br>South Façade image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 26, 2019
8. Rosemont
South Façade
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,576 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on September 22, 2018, by T. Elizabeth Renich of Winchester, Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 1, 2018.   3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on July 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on July 19, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7, 8. submitted on August 27, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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