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Old 06-21-2012, 02:02 PM   #9
LewisNClark
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Location: North GA and Atlanta
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It took me three trips to Ivy, Va to find this place. As mentioned in my earlier posts...it is sort of a confidential place. I was riding down the road on a 3rd trip to Ivy and saw a female jogger, and stopped by her (scaring the crap out of the lady). Took my helmet off as i told her I was not with HELL'S ANGELES, finally calmed her down.....and she told me the secret. The neighborhood keeps this location confidential since it is right in the middle of a nice residential subdivision, in someone's backyard. She was reluctant to tell me about the gates but finally gave in...when I told her about my three trips.

Just for clarification ... there is no house behind the two iron gates. The only remains of the Lewis family farm house are indentations (foundation or road) in the ground. There are drawings of the house on the internet however, but it rotted down 150 yrs ago.

Lucy Lewis Marks' grave is a no no. It is in a really nice lady's back yard. The grave is one of those "you can't get there from here places", but you can see it via Google -"Lucy Meriwether Marks' Grave".
Lucy's grave is Non-accessible.

The road to the Lewis marker reeks of history...pretty amazing scenic farms. Yeap, ate at that restaurant.

FWIW: Thomas Jefferson also lived on that road. TJ and ML's father were close friends.
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