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

Berryville

Clarke County

 
 
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By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
1. Berryville Clarke County Marker
Inscription. The town was laid out in 1798 on land of Benjamin Berry and was first known as Battletown. Here at “Audley” lived Nellie Custis, Washington’s adopted daughter. Here at “Soldiers Rest” lived General Daniel Morgan, who built “Saratoga.” Here Lee’s army camped on the way to Gettysburg. Near here many engagements occurred, 1862–64.
 
Erected 1930 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Q 3c.)
 
Location. 39° 9.341′ N, 77° 59.266′ 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. On the grounds of the Berryville Primary School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 317 West Main Street, Berryville VA 22611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 9 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Ireland ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Harry F. Byrd Sr. ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Clarke County Courthouse ( approx. half a mile away); Traveler Was Tethered on This Spot ( approx. half a mile away); Benjamin Berry ( approx. half a
Berryville Clarke County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
2. Berryville Clarke County Marker
mile away); Battle of Berryville ( approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Berryville ( approx. 0.7 miles away); Josephine City ( approx. 0.8 miles away); Buck Marsh Baptist Church ( approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berryville.
 
Also see . . .  Soldier’s Rest Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on October 2, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
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Soldier's Rest Estate image. Click for full size.
Public Domain Resource from Wikipedia.org
3. Soldier's Rest Estate
Soldier's Rest image. Click for full size.
1996
4. Soldier's Rest
Photo was used in the 1996 National Register of Historic Places Registration Form.
Audley Estate image. Click for full size.
Public Domain Resource from Wikipedia.org
5. Audley Estate
Hawthorne Building image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
6. Hawthorne Building
Among the many historic structures in Berryville is the Hawthorne Building, standing at the intersection of Main Street (Route 7 Business) and Buckmarsh (U.S. 340). Built between 1815 and 1820, it served as a residence, library, doctor's office over the years.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,611 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on October 2, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   5. submitted on July 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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