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

Long Marsh Run Rural Historic District

 
 
Long Marsh Run Rural Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
1. Long Marsh Run Rural Historic District Marker
Inscription.  This 16-square-mile scenic landscape illustrates the changing patterns of rural life since the 1730s as shown in its plantations, farms, mills, churches, and African American communities. The first settlers came from various places, including New Jersey, Maryland, and the Virginia Tidewater. English cultural influences, however, shaped the economic, political, and social character of the area into a western outpost of Tidewater society. The district contains many estates associated with pioneer families, including the Washingtons at Fairfield, Audley, and Elmington; the Larues at Bloomfield, Claremont, and Villa La Rue; and the Allens at Clifton and Balclutha.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-20.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansColonial EraSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 11.007′ N, 77° 57.302′ W. Marker is near Berryville, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of Lord Fairfax
J 20 in the Lord Fairfax Highway Divide image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
2. J 20 in the Lord Fairfax Highway Divide
Highway (U.S. 340) and Lewisville Road (County Route 641), in the median on Lord Fairfax Highway. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Berryville Wagon Train Raid (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lee’s Bivouac (approx. 1.3 miles away); Buck Marsh Fight (approx. 1.7 miles away); Buck Marsh Baptist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); West Virginia / Virginia (approx. 2 miles away in West Virginia); Audley (approx. 2˝ miles away); Traveler Was Tethered on This Spot (approx. 2˝ miles away); James Ireland (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berryville.
 
Also see . . .  Long Marsh Run Rural Historic District Application. (PDF) Listing details of historic structures within the district. (Submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
A Home and Farm in Long Marsh Run District image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
3. A Home and Farm in Long Marsh Run District
Wickliffe Episcopalian Church image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
4. Wickliffe Episcopalian Church
One of several churches in the district, Wickliffe was built in 1846 to replace a church dating to 1819.
Fairfield Estate image. Click for full size.
Public Domain Resource from Wikipedia.org
5. Fairfield Estate
Clifton image. Click for full size.
Public Domain Resource from Wikipedia.org, March 9, 2003
6. Clifton
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,630 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on February 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on July 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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