Clarke County, Virginia
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Clarke County History
Clarke County was established in 1836 from Frederick County.
The county is named for General George Rogers Clark, of the Revolutionary War.

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 plantation group, and the plantation lifestyle thrived until the Civil War.
Clarke was known for its large crops of wheat.

During the Civil War, The Battle of Cool Spring was fought in Clarke County on July 17 and 18th, 1864.  

INCORPORATED TOWNS:
Berryville - Boyce

UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITIES:
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


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Clarke County Data

 

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Church Histories / Records

Death Records

Family Bibles and Records

History Topics

Marriage Records

Miscellaneous Data

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Feb 2016:  obits for WEIR, TYSON
Nov 2015: obits for SOWERS, CORNWELL, SHEPHERD, BOYCE, HULVER, GALLOWAY, BYRNE, GORDON, SHENK, SHEPHERD, YOWELL, ALLEN.  Marriage Announcements for MCCORMICK-WALDRON, ALDRICH-HUNTER, DAVIES-HARRISON.  Sick List news for BROWN, LEWIS, GAUNT, FUQUA.  Gossip News for CAMERON.  School news: Honor Roll for March 1909


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Surrounding Counties
* Loudoun County, Virginia - East
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Warren County, Virginia - South West
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Fauquier County, Virginia - South East
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Frederick County, Virginia - West
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