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

Harry F. Byrd Sr.

 
 
Harry F. Byrd Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
1. Harry F. Byrd Sr. Marker
Inscription. Harry Flood Byrd Sr. (1887-1966), governor of Virginia (1926-1930) and U.S. senator from Virginia (1933-1965), was a conservative Democrat who led a political machine that directed state politics for four decades. As governor, he instituted Virginia’s “pay as you go” fiscal policy, created the state highway system, and established the state historical marker system. In Congress, he advocated economical government and opposed liberal programs. To the south is Rosemont, his home from 1928 to 1966. George Norris, first sheriff of Clarke Co., lived there from 1811 to 1854.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number T-14.)
 
Location. 39° 9.557′ N, 77° 59.537′ W. Marker is in Berryville, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is on West Main Street (Business Virginia Route 7), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berryville VA 22611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Berryville (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Berryville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Berryville (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Ireland
The Harry F. Byrd Marker at the Corner of the Rosemont Estate image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
2. The Harry F. Byrd Marker at the Corner of the Rosemont Estate
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Clarke County Courthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); Traveler Was Tethered on This Spot (approx. 0.8 miles away); Benjamin Berry (approx. 0.9 miles away); Buck Marsh Baptist Church (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berryville.
 
Regarding Harry F. Byrd Sr.. Rosemont stands on private property just out of sight from the highway.
 
Also see . . .  Harry F. Byrd : The Pay-As-You-Go Man. (Submitted on July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Harry F. Byrd Quote
The State of Virginia is similar to a great business corporation ... and should be conducted with the same efficiency and economy as any private business.
    — Submitted July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable PersonsPolitics
 
Entrance to Rosemont image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
3. Entrance to Rosemont
Rosemont image. Click for full size.
Public Domain Resource from Wikipedia.org
4. Rosemont
Harry F. Byrd Sr. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 2, 2015
5. Harry F. Byrd Sr.
This painting of Harry Flood Byrd (1887–1966) by John Slavin hangs in the Virginia Capitol Building in Richmond, Virginia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,336 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on July 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on July 19, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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