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Berryville VA

Berryville Virginia
“Closer Than You Think”

Town of Berryville VA

Berryville is a small town in the Shenandoah Valley of Clarke county Virginia. “It is the largest town in Clarke county with a charming downtown area with historical buildings dating back to the Civil War. The downtown area of Berryville features local artists, boutique shopping, antiques, and a variety of restaurants. Berryville’s location is within 1-2 hours and convenient to Washington DC, Baltimore, and Richmond.

History of Berryville VA

Berryville was established in 1798 just after the Battle of Berryville was fought in the Civil war in 1864. The town was built upon a main intersection of the Winchester turnpike and the Charleston Road. In 1797 John Smith sold 20 acres to Benjamin and Sarah Berry who divided the acreage into lots to form the town. By 1810 there were 25 homes, three stores, a pharmacy, two taverns and a school. In the 1870s the town of Berryville was reached by the railroad.

Virginia Governor and Senator Henry F Byrd resided in Berryville and built his daughter a log cabin called “Westwood” and in 196 purchased the Rosemont Estate. one of the visitor centers on the Skyline Drive ( through the Northern Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains is dedicated to Henry F Byrd.

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