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

Richwood Hall

 
 
Richwood Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
1. Richwood Hall Marker
Inscription. The original brick house was built on land owned by Lawrence Augustine Washington, the son of Samuel Washington, George’s brother. The present mansion-house, in an excellent state of preservation, was built about 1825. During the battle of Cameron’s Depot, Aug. 21, 1864, Confederate General Jubal A. Early placed his cannon near the house and formed his battle lines north and south of this point.
 
Erected 1974 by the West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 17.532′ N, 77° 55.218′ W. Marker is near Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Earle Road (County Route 51/1) south of Middleway Pike (West Virginia Route 51), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles Town WV 25414, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cameron's Depot Engagement (approx. 0.6 miles away); Locust Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cedar Lawn (approx. 0.8 miles away); Harewood (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ruins of St. George’s Chapel (approx. 1.5 miles away); Washington's Land
Richwood Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2007
2. Richwood Hall Marker
(approx. 2.7 miles away); Hollis Pump (approx. 3 miles away); White House Farm (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charles Town.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Washingtons of Jefferson County. By John Augustine Washington, family historian. (Submitted on July 28, 2007.) 

2. Richwood Hall. National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. Includes written description of the property and some history on the owners and of the Civil War battle fought nearby. (Submitted on July 28, 2007.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Gateposts at Road image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
3. Gateposts at Road
Front colonnades can be seen in the distance. Marker is just out of frame to the left.
Richwood Hall image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 15, 2008
4. Richwood Hall
Winter photo.
Confedete Lines image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 15, 2008
5. Confedete Lines
Richwood Hall is surrounded by trees on the high point in the center. Confederate forces deployed on the north side of the home, in the foreground here.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,933 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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