Near here is Santillane, one of Botetourt County's most distinguished properties. The Greek Revival house sits on a tract of land originally owned by Colonel George Hancock, a member of the United States Congress from 1793-1797. In 1808 Hancock's daughter, Judith, married General William Clark. Clark served from 1803 to 1806 as a leader of Thomas Jefferson's famous Lewis and Clark expedition which was instrumental in opening the West for American settlement.
Geographic Location: Botetourt County
Physical Description of Location: Fincastle, VA 24090. Located on Roanoke Road (Hwy 220), 0.4 miles south of the intersection of Roanoke Road (Hwy 220) and State Route 606. Marker is on the left when traveling south on Roanoke Road (Hwy 220).
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