Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The collection consists of three reports commissioned by the County of Clarke in Virginia. "Historical Character of the Lower Shenandoah Valley: Clarke County Archaeological Assessment" was published May 1994. "A Historical-Archaeological Survey of Mill Sites in Clarke County, Virginia" was published June 1997 and "Final Report African-American Historic Context Clarke County VA" was published in September 2002. All three reports contain illustrations. The collection also includes personal property tax records from 1836 to 1862.
(1 box) Last updated 12/13.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Clarke County was established in 1836 out of a portion of Frederick County and was named for General George Rogers Clarke, the American Revolutionary War hero of the campaign for the Northwest Territory. The town of Berryville is the county seat of Clarke County.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Good, Rebecca H. and Rebecca A. Ebert. Finding Your People in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Third Edition, A Genealogical Guide. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1998.
CITE AS: Clarke County, Virginia Collection, 1539 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
"African-American Historic Context Clarke County, VA," Final Report, Sept. 2002, prepared by Maral S. Kalbian, Leila Boyer, 137 pgs, booklet includes photographs, charts, maps.
Civil War Battle Monuments, Clarke County, VA, by Simon McKay, brochure, printed, 2006.
"Historical Character of the lower Shenandoah Valley: Clarke County Archaeological Assessment," 190 pgs, Booklet includes maps, photographs and charts of various sites in Clarke County.
"A Historical–Archaeological Survey of Mill Sites in Clarke County, Virginia, Volume 1: Methodology, Study Area, Cultural Geography and Historical Context," 88 pgs, booklet includes maps and photographs of various sites in Clarke County.
Letter – To my Dear Friend, Berryville, n.d., 1 page, manuscript
BOX 2 – Clarke County Personal Property Records (taken from microfilm)
Clarke County Personal Property Tax Book: 1836
1837 F. O. Byrd
1851 Francis H. Whiting
Clarke County Personal Property Tax Records (taken from microfilm)
Clarke County Personal Property Tax Book: 1853 Jos. F. Ryan Property
1854 J. F. Ryan
1855 Jo. F. Ryan Property