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Clarke County was established in 1836 from Frederick County. The county is named
for General George Rogers Clark, of the Revolutionary
Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, built his home, Greenway Court, on his 5 million acre property in
the county, on what is now the village of White Post. White Post was named for the large signpost pointing the
way to Lord Fairfax's home. Many of the early settlers of what became Clarke County were children of Tidewater
planters, who settled on large land grants from Lord Fairfax. 2/3 of the county was settled by the plantaion group,
and the plantation lifestyle thrived until the Civil War. Clarke was known for its large crops of wheat.
During the Civil War,
John S. Mosby, "the Gray Ghost" of the Confederacy, raided General Sheridan's supply train in the summer
of 1864, in Berryville. The Battle of Cool Spring was fought in Clarke County on July 17 and 18th, 1864.
Berryville - Boyce
Berrys - Bethel - Briggs - Castlemans Ferry - Claytonville - Double Tollgate - Frogtown -
Gaylord - Greenway Court - Lewisville - Lockes Landing - Lost Corner - Millwood -
Pigeon Hill - Pyletown - Saratoga - Stone Bridge - Stringtown
Swimley - Wadesville - Waterloo - Webbtown - White Post - Wickliffe
Church Histories / Records
Page Obit, 1850 Post
Samuel N. Wheeler
Miss Elizabeth Hutchinson
Started new section: Obituaries;
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bayless Obituary
1890 Veteran's Census - Long Marsh
WW II Honor List
Judge George W. Ward
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