Charlottesville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
A territory of 385000 square miles was added to the country by the efforts of these men, an area larger than the then existing size of the United States.
Erected 1919 by Paul Goodloe McIntire.
Location. 38° 1.817′ N, 78° 29.133′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Business U.S. 250) and Ridge Road, in the median on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22903, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacajawea (here, next to this marker); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jefferson School (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church, West Main Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Triumph of “The Charlottesville Twelve” (approx. ¼ mile away); Charlottesville Robert Edward Lee (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stone Tavern and Central Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
More about this marker. Bronze by Charles Keck (1875–1951) is approx. 8¼ feet high on a 14 foot Balfour pink granite base.
Also see . . .
1. Discovering Lewis & Clark. “Washington D.C., June 20, 1803. To Meriwether Lewis Esquire, Captain of the first regiment of Infantry of the United States of America. The Object of your mission is to explore the Missouri river & such principal stream of it as by it’s course and communication with the waters of the Pacific ocean, whether the Columbia, Oregon, Colorado or any other river may offer the most direct & practicable water communication across this continent for the purpose of commerce.”
—Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States of America. (Submitted on June 16, 2008.)
2. Biography of Paul Goodloe McIntire (1860–1952). A City of Charlottesville website. (Submitted on June 16, 2008.)
3. Charles Keck. This Harpers Design International (Submitted on June 16, 2008.)
4. Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea Statue. Information about the statue. (Submitted on February 5, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
5. "Their First View of the Pacific". National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. (Submitted on August 17, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
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