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This website has been growing significantly recently-- but more is still to come! So watch out for new items and keep coming back for more! Don't forget though, since Clarke wasn't a county until the 1830s, your older records will be over on my Frederick County site. I have access to some new sources now and there will be new updates to this site soon. I also was able to take an extensive amount of tombstone photographs recently. I am working on processing them to be added to the site, and they will be added soon!

~Alice Warner Brosey


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Clarke County is named for George Rogers Clark, spelled without the "e", the county seat is Berryville. Berryville, laid out on land owned by Benjamin Berry at the crossroads where the tavern community known as Battletown was located.

The Town of Berryville (county seat) celebrated its Bicentennial in 1998, and the Bicentennial history book is 200+ pages, 375 photos, oral histories, hardbound. Clarke County Historical Association will be selling the book with the profits underwriting historical publication projects.
(For sales information see CCHA website  ). Berryville, VA 22611

The Genealogy of Clarke County, with Shortcuts to Ancestor Counties: Charles River Co (Original Shire) --> Chickacoan Indian Reserve name changed to York Co (1642,) Northumberland Co (1648), Lancaster Co (1651), New Kent Co (1654), Rappahannock Co (1656-1692) (defunct), King and Queen Co(1691,) Essex Co (1692), King William Co (1702), Spotsylvania Co (1721), Orange Co (1734,) Frederick Co (1743), Clarke Co (1836).

    Shortcuts to Neighboring Counties
Morgan Co., WV
Berkeley Co, WV
Jefferson Co., WV
Frederick Co., VA
Clarke Co., VA
Warren Co., VA
Fauquier Co., VA
Loudoun Co., VA


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Clarke County, Virginia