Near Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Jeﬀerson County / State of Virginia
(East Facing Side): Jefferson County
Formed in 1801 from Berkeley. Named for Thomas Jefferson. Home of Generals Gates, Drake, and Charles Lee. Here four companies of Washington’s men organized. Shepherdstown was strongly urged as a seat of the National Capital.
(West Facing Side): State of Virginia
Named for Queen Elizabeth the Virgin Queen of England. Site of the first permanent English settlement in America, 1607. One of the 13 original colonies. The Old Dominion is the birthplace of eight United States Presidents.
Location. 39° 15.699′ N, 77° 45.761′ W. Marker is near Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Charles Town Road (West Virginia Route 9) and Appalachian Trail, on the left when traveling west on Charles Town Road. 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Keyes Gap (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Keyes' Switch Engagement (approx. 2.5 miles away); John W. Mobberly (approx. 2.6 miles away in Virginia); Iron Furnaces Mountains, Men, and Maneuvers (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Murphy Farm (approx. 3.2 miles away); Sheridan Dug In (approx. 3.2 miles away); A Moving Symbol (approx. 3.2 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. General Gates Biography. (Submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. General Charles Lee Biography. (Submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Jefferson County Historical Society. (Submitted on August 1, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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