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Clarke County

Formation Date: 1836
Formed From: Frederick County. Part of Warren County was added in 1860

Image depicting location of Clarke County
Clarke County was named for George Rogers Clark (spelled without an e), who helped win the Northwest Territory for Virginia during the Revolution. The county was formed from Frederick County in 1836, and part of Warren County was added in 1860. Its area is 174 square miles, and the county seat is Berryville. The population is 12,652 according to the 2000 census.

Note: Had pages cut from several record books during the Civil War.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: No