In 1754, John and Ann Rogers Clark, with their sons Jonathan and George Rogers, moved from Albemarle County to a farm four miles west. There were born Ann, John, Richard, Edmund, Lucy, Elizabeth, William, and Frances. During the Revolutionary War, George Rogers Clark led troops that captured British outposts at Kaskaskia, Cahokia, and Vincennes in present-day Illinois and Indiana, securing the Old Northwest for the new United States. The Clark family moved to Louisville, Kentucky, in 1784. William Clark and Meriwether Lewis, of Albemarle County, led the 1803-1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific.
Geographic Location: Caroline County
Physical Description of Location: Madison, VA 22546. Located on Jefferson Davis Hwy (Hwy 1), 0.25 miles north of the intersection of Jefferson Davis Hwy (Hwy 1) and Ladysmith Road (Rt. 639). Marker is on the left when traveling north on Jefferson Davis Hwy (Hwy 1).
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