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

Harry F. Byrd Sr.

(1887-1966)

 
 
Harry F. Byrd Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 26, 2019
1. Harry F. Byrd Sr. Marker
The text of this marker has been updated, in 2019. Among other changes, this sentence has been added: “He led Virginia's Massive Resistance to public school desegregation.” and “political machine” has become “political organization”.
Inscription.  Harry Flood Byrd Sr. (1887-1966), governor of Virginia (1926-1930) and U.S. senator (1933-1965), was a conservative Democrat who led a political organization that directed state politics for four decades. As governor, he reorganized state government, instituted a “pay as you go” fiscal policy, improved highways, and promoted tourism, in part by establishing the state historical marker program. In Congress, Byrd advocated economical government and opposed liberal programs. He led Virginia's Massive Resistance to public school desegregation. Just to the south is Rosemont, Byrd's home from 1929 to 1966. George Norris, first sheriff of Clarke Co., lived on the property from 1811 to 1854.
 
Erected 2019 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number T-14.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsGovernment & Politics.
 
Location. 39° 9.557′ N, 77° 59.537′ W. Marker is in Berryville, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is on West Main Street (Business Virginia
Harry F. Byrd Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 26, 2019
2. Harry F. Byrd Sr. Marker
Route 7), 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. 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); Benjamin Berry (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berryville.
 
Also see . . .  Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location also titled “Harry F. Byrd Sr.” (Submitted on August 27, 2019.) 
 
Harry F. Byrd Sr. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne
3. 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
4. Rosemont
East Façade
Rosemont<br>South Façade image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne
5. Rosemont
South Façade
Great Horned Owl<br>(plastic) image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 26, 2019
6. Great Horned Owl
(plastic)
In the archtrave at Rosemont.
Virginia State Seal<br><i>Sic Semper Tyrannis</i> image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 26, 2019
7. Virginia State Seal
Sic Semper Tyrannis
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on July 19, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 27, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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