Caroline County was formed from Essex, King and Queen, and King William Counties in 1728. It was named for Caroline of Anspach, consort of King George II. Revolutionary War General George Rogers Clark (1752-1818) and William Clark (1770-1838) of the Lewis and Clark Expedition lived here in their early youth. The county seat is Bowling Green and the current county courthouse was erected in the 1830s to replace one that previously stood nearby.
Date Approved by DHR: 06/18/03
Year On Marker: 2003
Geographic Location: Caroline County
Physical Description of Location: Port Royal, VA 22580. Located on Jefferson Davis Hwy (Hwy 1), 0.75 miles north of the junction of Jefferson Davis Hwy (Hwy 1) and Paige Road. Marker is on the right when traveling north on Jefferson Davis Hwy (Hwy 1).
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