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John Clayton, Botanist NN-3 | Marker History

John Clayton, Botanist Marker, NN-3

One and a half miles north is the site of his home "Windsor" where he developed an excellent botanical garden. He was first president, Virginia Society for the Promotion of Useful Knowledge, and clerk of Gloucester County from 1722 until his death in 1773. His herbarium specimens, some still preserved in the British Museum, were the basis of "Flora Virginica," compiled by Gronovius with the collaboration of Linnaeus and originally published at Leyden in 1739.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1951
Region: Northern Neck-Middle Peninsula and Eastern Shore Region
Geographic Location: Mathews County
Physical Description of Location: Piankatank, VA 23128. Located on Windsor Road (Rt. 3), less than 1/5 of a mile north of the junction of Windsor Road (Rt. 3) and John Clayton Memorial Hwy (Rt. 3). Marker is on the right when traveling north on Windsor Road (Rt. 3).
GPS Location: 37.465857,-76.444765
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