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Near Summit Point in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

White House Farm

 
 
White House Farm Marker Photo, Click for full size
January 1, 2008
1. White House Farm Marker
Inscription. In 1740, Dr. John McCormick, a Scots (Scotch)-Irish immigrant bought 395 acres from Jost Hite and established White House Farm. Stone barn built by McCormick is the oldest standing in West Virginia. House served as a tavern and inn in early 1800s. In 1863, Major Harry Gilmor, 7th Va. Cavalry, CSA, shot and killed Captain George Somers, US Army in skirmish here. In 1979, listed in National Register.
 
Erected 2005 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 15.124′ N, 77° 56.587′ W. Marker is near Summit Point, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Summit Point Road (West Virginia Route 13) 0.2 miles east of Shirley Road and Summit Point Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3735 Summit Point Road, Summit Point WV 25446, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington's Land (approx. 0.7 miles away); Richwood Hall (approx. 3 miles away); Cameron's Depot Engagement (approx. 3.2 miles away); Locust Hill (approx. 3.2 miles away); "Claymont Court"
White House Farm Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Curt Mason
2. White House Farm Marker
(approx. 3.6 miles away); "Blakeley" (approx. 3.6 miles away); Cedar Lawn (approx. 3.7 miles away); Harewood (approx. 3.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  White House Farm. Detailed history and other information about White House Farm. (Submitted on December 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureColonial EraWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 1,223 times since then and 66 times this year. Last updated on . Photos:   1. submitted on , by Curt Mason of Charles Town, West Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Curt Mason of Charles Town, West Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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