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

Clark’s Birthplace

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, March 8, 2009
1. Clark’s Birthplace Marker
Inscription. A mile north was born George Rogers Clark, defender of Kentucky and conqueror of the Northwest, November 19, 1752.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number W-199.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 38° 2.124′ N, 78° 27.24′ W. Marker is near Charlottesville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Stony Point Road (Virginia Route 20) just north of Richmond Road (U.S. 250), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22911, United States of America.
 
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. 0.9 miles 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
Also see . . .  George Rogers Clark
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By J. J. Prats, March 8, 2009
2. Clark’s Birthplace Marker
. “George Rogers Clark (1752–1818) was a soldier from Virginia and the highest ranking American military officer on the northwestern frontier during the American Revolutionary War. He served as leader of the Kentucky militia throughout much of the war, Clark is best-known for his celebrated capture of Kaskaskia (1778) and Vincennes (1779), which greatly weakened British influence in the Northwest Territory. Because the British ceded the entire Northwest Territory to the United States in the 1783 Treaty of Paris, Clark has often been hailed as the ‘Conqueror of the Old Northwest’.” (Submitted on March 22, 2009.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationNotable PersonsWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,608 times since then and 153 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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