York: Lewis and Clark Expedition

York: Lewis and Clark Expedition (HMVW6)

Location: Ruther Glen, VA 22546 Caroline County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 1.234', W 77° 30.947'

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Born in Caroline County in 1770, York was a slave of the William Clark family and the only African American on the 1803-1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition. Approximately 34 years old at the time, York was one of the hunters and also accompanied groups of soldiers on scouting missions. Other members of the expedition received money and land for their services, but York did not because of his slave status and Clark's refusal to manumit him. York may have escaped from Clark and returned to Wyoming, where according to tradition, he lived out his life with the Crow Indians.
HM NumberHMVW6
Marker NumberE 99-a
Year Placed2009
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 6:34pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 279165 N 4211084
Decimal Degrees38.02056667, -77.51578333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 1.234', W 77° 30.947'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 1' 14.04" N, 77° 30' 56.82" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17404-17866 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Ruther Glen VA 22546, US
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