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The following is a list of cemeteries in Clarke County:<ref>[http://www.topozone.com/states/Virginia.asp?county=Clarke&feature=Cemetery USGS Map], Topozone.com</ref> <ref>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/clarke/cemeteries/meade.txt US GenWeb], submitted by Walter K. Whitfield</ref>
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United States  > Virginia > Clarke County

Location of Clarke County, Virginia
Clarke County Boundary Map

County Courthouse

Clarke County, Virginia Courthouse


George Rogers Clark (1751-1818)

The county was named after George Rogers Clark (1751-1818), a prominent military officer in the Revolutionary War.[1]

Parent County

1836--Clarke County was created 8 March 1836 from Frederick County.
County seat: Berryville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see Clarke County, Virginia Cemeteries.

The following is a list of cemeteries in Clarke County:[3] [4] [5]

  • Berryville Cemetery
  • Crums Cemetery
  • Grace Cemetery
  • Green Hill Cemetery
  • Little Chapel Cemetery
  • Meade Memorial Cemetery
  • Milton Valley Cemetery
  • Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Old Bethel Cemetery
  • Old Chapel Cemetery
  • Old Salem Cemetery
  • Providence Methodist Church Cemetery
  • Stones Chapel Cemetery


1890 Union Veterans


Church of England

  • Chambers, Benjamin Duvall. Old Chapel and the Parish in Clarke County, Virginia: A History from the Founding of Frederick Parish, 1738 to the Centenary of Christ Church, Millwood, 1932. Washington: unknown, 1932. Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($).


Family Histories

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. In addition to finding a direct ancestor’s surname listed, and watching to see if more recent publications make additions and corrections to earlier works, this list is also useful for determining if genealogists have published accounts, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, for any members of an ancestor’s “FAN Club” [Family, Associates, and Neighbors]. Checking publications about those individuals can lead you to new information about your own ancestry. Be mindful that compiled genealogies may contain errors.



  • [Nelson] See Page.
  • [Page] Page, Richard Channing Moore. Genealogy of the Page Family in Virginia. Also a Condensed Account of the Nelson, Walker, Pendleton and Randolph Families, With References to the Bland, Burwell, Byrd, Carter, Cary, Duke, Gilmer, Harrison, Rives, Thornton, Wellford, Washington, and Other Distinguished Families in Virginia. New York: Press of the Publishers' Printing Co., 1893. Available at FHL; digital version at Google Books (full-view).
  • [Pendleton] See Page.


Grants and Patents

Local Histories

  • Cartmell, T. K. Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants: A History of Frederick County, Virginia (Illustrated) from Its Formation in 1738 to 1908, Compiled Mainly from Original Records of Old Frederick County, Now Hampshire, Berkeley, Shenandoah, Jefferson, Hardy, Clarke, Warren, Morgan and Frederick. n.p.: n.p., c1909. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.59 H2c 1963; FHL US/CAN Film 1000634 Item 1; digital version at Ancestry ($); BYU Family History Archives and World Vital Records ($). [3 copies at FHL.]
  • Gold, Thomas Daniel. History of Clarke County, Virginia and Its Connection with the War Between the States: With Illustrations of Colonial Homes and of Confederate Officers. Berryville, Va.: C.R. Hughes, 1914. Available at FHL; digital version at Google Books (full-view). 1962 reprint also available at FHL.
  • Henry Howe, Historical Collections Of Virginia 1845
  • MacDonald, Rose Mortimer Ellzey. Clarke County, a Daughter of Frederick: A History of Early Families and Homes. Berryville, Va.: Blue Ridge Press, 1979. Original edition and supplement available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Norris, J. E.. History of the Lower Shenandoah Valley Counties of Frederick, Berkeley, Jefferson and Clarke: Their Early Settlement and Progress to the Present Time, Geological Features, a Description of Their Historic and Interesting Localities, Cities, Towns and Villages, Portraits of Some of the Prominent Men, and Biographies of Many of the Representative Citizens. Chicago: A. Warner, 1890. Original edition available at FHL; 1972 reprint available at FHL; digital version of original edition at Ancestry ($); and World Vital Records ($).


  • Scheel, Eugene M. Clarke County. Warrenton, Va.: Piedmont Press, 1990. Available at FHL. [Features include "old roads, mills, stores, plantations, churches, ruins, cemeteries, battles, historic sites, early stream names and boundaries."[6]]


Clarke County Virginia Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows



  • Cutten, George Barton. The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850. Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at FHL. [Includes a section on Berryville watchmakers.]


Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Clarke County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1964):23. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).


Vital Records


  • Fridley, Beth. Clarke County, Virginia Births, 1878-96 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Available at Ancestry ($).


  • Fridley, Beth. Clarke County, Virginia Deaths, 1853-96 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Available at Ancestry ($).

Societies and Libraries



  1. "Clarke County, Virginia," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarke_County,_Virginia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. USGS Map, Topozone.com
  4. US GenWeb, submitted by Walter K. Whitfield
  5. US GenWeb, US GenWeb, submitted by Ed Surface
  6. "Historic Prince William Sponsors New Historic Map by Eugene Scheel," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Aug. 1991):10.