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Charlottesville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of George Rogers Clark

 
 
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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. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 38° 2.136′ N, 78° 27.231′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Stony Point Road and Winding River Lane, on the right
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By Tim Fillmon, July 22, 2020
2. Birthplace of George Rogers Clark Marker
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); Charlottesville Woolen Mills (approx. one mile away); The Farm (approx. one mile away); Dogwood Vietnam Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Dogwood Vietnam Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Jack Jouett’s Ride (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of Old Swan Tavern (approx. 1.3 miles away); Watering Fountains (approx. 1.3 miles away).
 
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 January 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 23, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.
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