Harry Flood Byrd Sr. (1887-1966), governor of Virginia (1926-1930) and U.S. senator from Virginia (1933-1965), was a conservative Democrat who led a political machine that directed state politics for four decades. As governor, he instituted Virginia's "pay as you go" fiscal policy, created the state highway system, and established the state historical marker system. In Congress, he advocated economical government and opposed liberal programs. To the south is Rosemont, his home from 1928 to 1966. George Norris, first sheriff of Clarke Co., lived there from 1811 to 1854.
Geographic Location: Clarke County
Physical Description of Location: Berryville, VA 22611. Located on West Main Street, 1 mile southeast of the intersection of West Main Street and Harry Byrd Hwy (Rt. 7). Marker is on the left when traveling southeast on West Main Street.
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