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

Town of Boyce

 
 
Town of Boyce Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
1. Town of Boyce Marker
Inscription. Boyce was established in 1880 at the intersection of the newly constructed Shenandoah Valley Railroad (now Norfolk Southern) and the road between the Shenandoah River and Winchester (formerly the Winchester and Berry's Ferry Turnpike). First known as Boyceville, the village was named for Col. Upton Boyce (1832-1937), who settled in the area after the Civil War and whose influence secured funding for the railroad. Incorporated as Boyce in 1910, this railroad town retains its handsome 1913 passenger and freight station, 1908 bank, and churches, stores and residences from that era.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J 21.)
 
Location. 39° 5.58′ N, 78° 3.605′ W. Marker is in Boyce, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of South Greenway Avenue (U.S. 340) and Main Street (Virginia Route 723), on the right when traveling north on South Greenway Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boyce VA 22620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
B 4 and J 21 Stand at the Intersection of Main and Greenway Streets in Boyce image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
2. B 4 and J 21 Stand at the Intersection of Main and Greenway Streets in Boyce
flies. Saratoga ( a few steps from this marker); The Briars ( approx. 1.1 miles away); Greenway Court ( approx. 1.5 miles away); Blandy Experimental Farm ( approx. 1.6 miles away); Carter Hall ( approx. 2 miles away); Millwood ( approx. 2 miles away); The Burwell-Morgan Mill ( approx. 2 miles away); Greenway Historic District ( approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boyce.
 
Also see . . .
1. Norfolk and Western Railway Station at Boyce. Detailed history of the station. Select the link for photos for a better view of the station. Also includes pictures of the station from the early 20th Century. (Submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Boyce Historic District application for Historic Landmark. (PDF). Details the historic structures around Boyce. (Submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Boyce
Nestled in the Valley, thereís a bud
about to bloom,
íTis a hustling little hamlet thatís
asking us for room.
We gladly grant the favor, for we see
it is but just
For itís pushing to the forefront while
neighbors go
Boyce Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
3. Boyce Town Hall
Built in 1908 for the Bank of Boyce, it was converted to the town hall in 1987.
to rust.
Itís men are full of business, faithful,
brave and free,
Itís women famed for beauty which
pleaseth you and me.
For the smile of lovely women when
sheís noble, good and true
Doth often make a city, and it makes
the county, too.
So we wish you all prosperity and
With you rejoice
And dub this budding rosebud the City of Old Boyce.

—A poem printed in the Clarke Courier at the time of Boyceís incorporation.
    — Submitted July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
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Boyce Railroad Station image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
4. Boyce Railroad Station
Dating to 1913, this station replaced the more spartan original. A railway museum and library is planned.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,666 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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