Boyce in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number B-2.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 6.052′ N, 78° 2.506′ W. Marker is in Boyce, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of Lord Fairfax Highway (U.S. 340) and Pyletown Road (Virginia Route 620), on the right when traveling south on Lord Fairfax Highway. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Boyce (approx. 1.1 miles away); Saratoga (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Chapel (approx. 1.6 miles away); Carter Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Millwood (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Burwell-Morgan Mill (approx. 2.2 miles away); Blandy Experimental Farm (approx. 2.4 miles away); Greenway Court (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boyce.
Regarding The Briars. This marker replaced a previous B-2 with the same name, which read, One mile to the north is the home of John Esten Cooke, soldier, historian and novelist. Born in 1830, he died here in 1886. Cooke moved to the place in 1869.
Also see . . .
1. List of John Esten Cooke’s Works. (Submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. EBook - Wearing of the Gray. John Esten Cook described many Confederate leaders based on personal observation and contact. The work was used as a source for many decades by historians and fiction writers. (Submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,003 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.