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Willa Cather Birthplace B-18 | Marker History

Willa Cather Birthplace Marker, B-18

Here Willa Sibert Cather, the novelist, was born December 7, 1873. This community was her home until 1883 when her family moved to Nebraska. Nearby on Back Creek stands the old mill described in her novel "Sapphira and the Slave Girl."

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1970
Region: Shenandoah Valley Region
Geographic Location: Frederick County
Physical Description of Location: 6804 Northwestern Pike (Route 50), Back Creek, VA 22637. Marker is on right when traveling west, obscured by trees in front of house, obscured by trees.
GPS Location: 39.267676,-78.323897
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