Near Marye in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Spotsylvania County / Caroline County
Straddling the fall line, Spotsylvania County was formed from Essex, King William, and King and Queen Counties in 1720. It was named for Alexander Spotswood, lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1710 to 1722. The Civil War battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania were fought in this county. The county seat is Spotsylvania.
Caroline County was formed from Essex, King and Queen, and King William Counties in 1728. It was named for Caroline of Anspach, consort of King George II. Revolutionary War General George Rogers Clark (1752-1818) and William Clark (1770-1838) of the Lewis and Clark Expedition lived here in their early youth. The county seat is Bowling Green and the current county courthouse was erected in the 1830s to replace one that previously stood nearby.
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Z-156.)
Location. 38° 5.842′ N, 77° 31.673′ W. Marker is near Marye, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Hwy (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodford VA 22580, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Nancy Wright’s (approx. half a mile away); Turn in Sheridan’s Raid (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jerrell’s Mill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mud Tavern (approx. 2.4 miles away); Stanard’s Mill (approx. 3.7 miles away); York: Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. 5.4 miles away); Maneuvering to the North Anna River (approx. 5.4 miles away); Clark Family Farm (approx. 5.4 miles away).
Categories. • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 918 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 5, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.