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Near Winchester in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Clark County / Frederick County

 
 
West Facing Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
1. West Facing Side
Inscription.  

Clark County. Area 171 Square Miles. — Formed in 1836 from Frederick and added to from Warren. Named for George Rogers Clark, conqueror of the Northwest. Lord Fairfax and General Daniel Morgan, Revolutionary Hero, lived in this county.

Frederick County. Area 435 square miles. — Formed in 1738 from Orange, and named for Frederick, Prince of Wales, father of King George III. Several battles were fought in the vicinity of Winchester, 1862-1864.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-122.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 39° 10.691′ N, 78° 4.463′ W. Marker is near Winchester, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is on Berryville Pike / Harry Byrd Highway (Virginia Route 7), on the right when traveling east. Adjacent to the Opequon Water Reclamation Facility. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winchester VA 22601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as
East Facing Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
2. East Facing Side
the crow flies. Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 2.1 miles away); Jost Hite and Winchester (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 2˝ miles away); a different marker also named The Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 2.6 miles away); Jordan Springs (approx. 2.6 miles away); Captain Robert Young Conrad (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Regarding Clark County / Frederick County. Clarke County was truncated to “Clark” when the State of Virginia commissioned the markers, despite the fact that the county charter specifies “Clarke.”
 
Clark County / Frederick County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
3. Clark County / Frederick County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2007. This page has been viewed 939 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on September 25, 2020. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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