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By Craig Swain, June 18, 2007
Appalachian Trail and Bears Den Marker
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — T-13 — Appalachian Trail and Bears Den
This 2,100-mile-long hiking path passes through 14 states from Mount Katahdin, Me., to Springer Mountain, Ga., along the ridges of the Appalachian Mountains. Conceived in 1921 by Benton MacKaye, the trail was completed in 1937. It was designated a . . . — Map (db m1207) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — T-4 — Audley
The house to the north is the home of Nellie Parke Custis, George Washington’s ward, who married his nephew, Major Lawrence Lewis. After her husband’s death in 1839, Nellie Custis Lewis settled here, and here she died in 1852. — Map (db m69004) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — J-30 — Battle of Berryville
As it maneuvered against Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early’s Army of the Valley, Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan’s U.S. Army of the Shenandoah marched south from Halltown, reaching Berryville on 3 Sept. 1864. Finding part of Brig. Gen. George Crook’s corps . . . — Map (db m1781) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — Battle of Berryville
Battle of Berryville Sept. 3, 1864 Early & Sheridan —— — Map (db m88503) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — Battle of Cool SpringSharp Action at the Shenandoah River — 1864 Valley Campaign
To draw Union troops from Petersburg to Washington, Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early attacked the capital’s defenses on July 11, 1864. He then withdrew to the Shenandoah Valley, where he had left Gen. John C. Breckinridge’s division to hold the . . . — Map (db m1201) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — Battle of Cool Spring
Battle of Cool Spring July 18, 1864 Early & Crook —— — Map (db m4601) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — Battle of Cool SpringSharp Action at the Shenandoah River — Early's 1864 Attack on Washington
To draw Union troops from Petersburg to Washington, Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early attacked the capital’s defenses on July 11, 1864. He then withdrew to the Shenandoah Valley, where he had left Gen. John C. Breckinridge’s division to hold the . . . — Map (db m76626) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — Battle of Cool SpringUnion Advance and Confederate Counterattack — Early's 1864 Attack on Washington
(Preface): In June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee sent Gen. Jubal A. Early's corps from the Richmond battlefields to the Shenandoah Valley to counter Union Gen. David Hunter's army. After driving Hunter into West Virginia, Early invaded . . . — Map (db m76628) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — Benjamin Berry
——1720(?)–1810—— Benjamin Berry, son of Henry Berry of King George County, settled in what is now Clarke County prior to the Revolution, and in 1798, he procured the formal establishment of the town of . . . — Map (db m1810) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — Q 3c — BerryvilleClarke County
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 . . . — Map (db m1788) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — Q-3 — Berryville
Before 1798 Berryville was known as Battletown, a name that perhaps originated from a local tavern famous for its fistfights. The General assembly incorporated the town of Berryville on 15 Jan. 1798. Located at a major crossroads of the Shenandoah . . . — Map (db m1811) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — J-1 — Berryville Wagon Train Raid
Just after dawn on 13 Aug. 1864, Col. John Singleton Mosby and 300 of his 43rd Battalion Partisan Rangers attacked the rear section of Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan’s 600-vehicle wagon train here. The train, headed for Winchester, carried supplies . . . — Map (db m1785) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — J 1a — Buck Marsh Baptist Church
Organized near this spot by Wm. and Daniel Fristoe in 1772. Constituted by elders John Marks and John Garrard, the later serving as its pastor. James Ireland served as pastor from 1778–1806 and is buried here. — Map (db m1831) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — Buck Marsh Fight
Buck Marsh Fight Sept. 13, 1864 Mosby's Attack on Sheridan’s Wagon Trains —— — Map (db m1834) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — T–9 — Castleman’s Ferry Fight
Three miles North in July 1864, General Jubal Early’s army, returning from his raid on Washington, was attacked by Federal units which forced a passage of the river. On July 18, Colonel Joseph Thoburn led his troops against the Confederates but was . . . — Map (db m1203) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — Z-180 — Clark County / Loudoun County
(east facing side) Clark County. Area 171 Square Miles. Formed in 1836 from Frederick, and added to from Warren. Named for George Rogers Clark, Conqueror of the Northwest. Lord Fairfax and General Daniel Morgan, Revolutionary hero, . . . — Map (db m1394) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — T-15 — Clarke County Courthouse
The year after Clarke County was formed in 1836, construction began on a brick courthouse based on county justice David Meade’s design. The courthouse was remodeled in the Neoclassical style about 1850 when the portico and cupola were added. . . . — Map (db m1296) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — Col. Morgan's Lane
Col. Morgan's Lane Aug. 19, 1864 Mosby's Attack on Custer's House Burners. No Prisoners —— — Map (db m4603) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — T-8 — Colonial Highway
This is one of the oldest roads leading from the east to the Shenandoah Valley; It crosses the Blue Ridge at Snicker’s Gap. The ferry right over the Shenandoah River was granted, 1766. Washington used this road many times. Some distance to the east . . . — Map (db m1840) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — T-10 — Crook and Early
Early, while passing through this gap on his return from his Washington raid, was attacked by Crook’s cavalry, July 16, 1864. Crook destroyed a few wagons, Early captured a cannon. — Map (db m1204) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — Fight at Gold’s Farm
Fight at Gold’s Farm Sept. 3, 1864 Mosby & 6th N.Y. Cavalry — Map (db m1816) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — T-11 — Forerunner of Wireless Telegraphy
From nearby Bear's Den Mountain to the Catoctin Ridge, a distance of fourteen miles, Dr. Mahlon Loomis, dentist, sent the first arial wireless signals, 1866-73, using kites flown by copper wires. Loomis received a patent in 1872 and his company was . . . — Map (db m1205) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — T-14 — Harry F. Byrd Sr.
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 . . . — Map (db m123655) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — James IrelandMinister of the Gospel
In memory of 1746 James Ireland 1806 Minister of the Gospel Born in Edinburgh, Scotland and converted in Frederick County, Va. Baptized and ordained at Sandy Creek, N.C. Imprisoned at Culpeper, Va. for preaching the gospel organizer of Baptist . . . — Map (db m18636) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — J-19 — Josephine City
To improve the lives of former slaves, Ellen McCormick, widow of Edward McCormick of Clermont, established this African American community of 31 one-acre lots early in the 1870s. The lots, laid out on either side of the 16-foot-wide street that . . . — Map (db m1805) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — J-19 — Josephine City
Early in the 1870's African Americans established Josephine City, a community originally composed of 31 one-acre lots lining a 16-foot-wide street. Twenty-four former slaves and free blacks purchased the lots at $100 an acre from Ellen McCormick, . . . — Map (db m85942) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — J-14 — Lee’s Bivouac
Gen. Robert E. Lee bivouacked near here on 18-19 June 1863, as he began his invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. Part of his Army of Northern Virginia marched north toward Winchester, while Lt. Gen. James Longstreet’s corps camped here with Lee. . . . — Map (db m1786) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — J-20 — Long Marsh Run Rural Historic District
This 16-square-mile scenic landscape illustrates the changing patterns of rural life since the 1730s as shown in its plantations, farms, mills, churches, and African American communities. The first settlers came from various places, including New . . . — Map (db m5595) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — J-43 — Lucy Diggs Slowe(4 Jul. 1883 – 21 Oct. 1837)
Lucy Slowe, educator, was born in Berryville. In 1908, while attending Howard University, she became a founding member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the first Greek letter organization for African American women, and was elected its first . . . — Map (db m104725) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — Milton Valley Cemetery
ORIGINAL STOCKHOLDERS: T.T. Brown, Coon Reed, George Blair, Samuel Robertson, Frank Randolph, Robert Hall, Howard Coxen, London Mitchell, George Tokus, Emanuel Blackburn, Joseph Thornley, Joseph Webb, Edmund Jackson, Thomas Laws Jr., Jerry . . . — Map (db m104756) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — Mt. Airy Fight
Mt. Airy Fight Sept. 15, 1864 Mosby * U.S. Cavalry —— — Map (db m1838) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — T-17 — The Retreat
One and a half miles north is The Retreat, home to three distinguished generations of the Parker family. Thomas Parker, a general in the War of 1812, constructed this imposing Federal-style house in 1799. Richard Parker, his nephew, was a U.S. . . . — Map (db m75497) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — The Schools of Josephine City
In 1882, the former slaves and free colored people of this community built the Josephine City School to provide their children with a grade school education. Under the leadership of Rev. Edward Johnson, a new building was completed in 1930 to . . . — Map (db m5513) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — Traveler Was Tethered on This Spot
Traveler was tethered on this spot June 21, 1863, as General Robert E. Lee paused on his march to Gettysburg. He attended services here in Grace Episcopal Church. Tablet placed by Sycamore Society 1986 Replaced by E.V. White Chapter, MOSB and Sons . . . — Map (db m1731) HM
Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — Wickliffe ChurchClarke Episcopal Parish
1819 Original stone building 1846 Present brick building 1919 Chapel of Grace Church Annual homecoming service second Sunday in August — Map (db m19067) HM

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