Clarke County

Clarke County

Clarke County

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The area that is now known as Clarke County was settled by former planters from the Tidewater region from large land grants by Lord Fairfax. Clarke County officially formed in 1836 when it broke away from Frederick County. It is named for George Rogers Clark, a Virginian who became the highest-ranking American military officer on the northwestern frontier during the American Revolutionary War. Today, Clarke County remains primarily a rural, agricultural county, with a strong culture of community.
Historical sites and organizations in Clarke County include the Clarke County Historical Association Archives, Burwell-Morgan Mill, Josephine School Community Museum, Clermont Farm, and Long Branch.
For the 250th, Clarke County looks to highlight life in the early Federal Republic, with a particular focus on the Burwell-Morgan Mill. The Mill was built between 1782-1785 and founded by Lieutenant Nathaniel Burwell and Brigadier General Daniel Morgan. It’s creation and production of flour helped bring economic development to the county in the first years after the Revolutionary War.

Local Events

Colonial Kids DayColonial Kids Day
July 13, 2024 - July 13, 2024
Clarke County

Bring the family and step back in time to experience every day life in Colonial America. Festivities include blacksmithing, grain grinding, weaving, ... Read More

Heritage Day: Clarke Through the AgesHeritage Day: Clarke Through the Ages
November 02, 2024 - November 02, 2024
Clarke County

Bring the family for a full day of hands-on Colonial history. Over a dozen local historical organizations will be on hand to lead activities that incl... Read More


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