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.
July 08, 2023
COLONIAL KIDS DAY at the Burwell-Morgan Mill July 8th, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. $5 per person Join us for our 7th Annual Colonial Kids Day. Interactive ac... Read More
August 26, 2023
August 26th 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Burwell-Morgan Mill FREE! (Donations gladly accepted) CCHA joins with other historic organizations and museums th... Read More