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Near Charlottesville in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of George Rogers Clark

 
 
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Photographed By Tim Fillmon, July 22, 2020
1. Birthplace of George Rogers Clark Marker
Inscription.  George Rogers Clark was born a mile northeast of here on 19 Nov. 1752. He grew up on a farm in Caroline County. Clark explored the Ohio River Valley, fought in Dunmore's War in 1774, and helped convince the General Assembly to organize Kentucky as a county of Virginia. As a militia officer during the Revolutionary War, he allied with French communities on the Mississippi River, defeated the British at Fort Sackville in present-day Indiana, and fought Shawnee Indians in the Ohio Country, strengthening Virginia’s claim to the Old Northwest. His younger brother, William, and Meriwether Lewis led the 1803-1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific Ocean.
 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-199.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 19, 1752.
 
Location. 38° 2.136′ N, 78° 27.231′ W. Marker is near Charlottesville
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Photographed By Tim Fillmon, July 22, 2020
2. Birthplace of George Rogers Clark Marker
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, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is at the intersection of Stony Point Road and Winding River Lane, on the right when traveling north on Stony Point Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22911, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charlottesville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Woolen Mills Village Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); Riverview Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Charlottesville Woolen Mills (approx. one mile away); The Farm (approx. one mile away); Enderly (approx. one mile away); The Woolen Mills (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Woolen Mills (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaces an older version with the same number that was located nearby.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 23, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

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Aug. 15, 2022