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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 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.  

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



Online Data

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County History

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Wills/Probate Records

Website updates:
May 2014
1883 Pensioners

Sept 2013
Allen Bio

Nov 2012
Samuel N. Wheeler Biography

Oct 2012
Anderson/Knight Marriage
Barton/Payne Marriage
Bigger/Sowers Marriage
Douglas/Briggs Marriage
Fletcher/Funsten Marriage
Funtleroy/Turner Marriage
Hardesty/Baynes Marriage
Lippettin/McCormick Marriage
Miss Elizabeth Hutchinson Obituary


Sep 2012
Started new section: Obituaries;
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bayless Obituary
Asa W. Renner Obituary

May 2012
1890 Veteran's Census - Long Marsh Township

Apr 2012
Hunton/Kerfoot Marriage
WW II Honor List

Dec 2011
Judge George W. Ward Biography

 

 


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