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

Audley

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross
1. Audley Marker
Inscription.  Warner Washington, a first cousin of George Washington, acquired land in this area in the 1760's. His namesake son established a plantation later known as Audley and built a house just north of here ca. 1796. Lawrence Lewis, George Washington's nephew, bought the plantation in 1825 but resided near Mount Vernon with his wife Eleanor "Nelly" Custis Lewis, who had grown up in the household of George and Martha Washington and was the president's step granddaughter. About 40 enslaved African Americans labored at Audley then. Nelly Custis Lewis lived here with her son after her husband died in 1839. She died here in 1852. Audley later became a renowned breeding farm for Thoroughbred racehorses.
 
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number T-4.)
 
Location. 39° 8.83′ N, 77° 57.559′ W. Marker is in Berryville, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of Harry Byrd Highway (Virginia Route 7) and Audley Lane, on the right when traveling west on Harry Byrd Highway. 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
Audley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross
2. Audley Marker
8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lucy Diggs Slowe (approx. 1.1 miles away); Milton Valley Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Schools of Josephine City (approx. 1.2 miles away); Benjamin Berry (approx. 1.2 miles away); Traveler Was Tethered on This Spot (approx. 1.2 miles away); Clarke County Courthouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); James Ireland (approx. 1.3 miles away); Josephine City (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berryville.
 
Regarding Audley. The Audley house is a private residence on the Audley Farm.
 
Also see . . .  Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaces an older one at this location also titled "Audley". (Submitted on May 31, 2019.) 
 
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Audley entrance sign image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross
3. Audley entrance sign
The Audley Farm marker has been removed. This sign now marks entrance to the Audley estate.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 27, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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