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Near Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George Washington

 
 
George Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 1, 2007
1. George Washington Marker
Inscription. On August 5 and 6, 1785, and again June 30 and July 1, 1791, was the guest of Thomas Johnson at the latter's manorial residence which stood on the site of the present farm house, about 150 yards east of this point. Thomas Johnson, a member of the Continental Congress from Maryland, on June 15, 1775 nominated Washington for commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. Johnson later became the first governor of Maryland.
 
Erected by George Washington Bicentennial Committee of Frederick County.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 39° 28.103′ N, 77° 24.097′ W. Marker is near Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of Catoctin Mountain Highway (U.S. 15) and Willow Road, on the right when traveling north on Catoctin Mountain Highway. Click for map. The marker is located at a pull off the divided highway which connects to a private entrance to the farm. Marker is in this post office area: Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richfield (a few steps from this marker); Rose Hill Manor (approx. 2.3 miles away);
George Washington Marker and CW Trails Marker Alongside the Highway image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 1, 2007
2. George Washington Marker and CW Trails Marker Alongside the Highway
Laboring Sons Memorial Ground (approx. 3.3 miles away); Roger Brooke Taney (approx. 3.4 miles away); Former Site of Tory Gaol (approx. 3.6 miles away); William Tyler Page (approx. 3.6 miles away); Ramsey House (approx. 3.6 miles away); North Market Street (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Frederick.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Richfield image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 1, 2007
3. Richfield
The farm house mentioned is currently a private estate standing on a knoll behind a mask of trees.
Richfield image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2010
4. Richfield
Richfield image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2010
5. Richfield
The house George Washington Slept in twice burned down on May 22, 1818. It was replaced by an Italianate house that stood here during the Civil War and was the birthplace of Admiral Schley, the Hero of Santiago. That house was destroyed by a tornado in 1929 and was substantially rebuilt in the same style.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,790 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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