Near Oak Grove in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
George Washington’s Birthplace
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-69.)
Location. 38° 10.326′ N, 76° 56.917′ W. Marker is near Oak Grove, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Kings Highway (Virginia Route 3) and Popes Creek Drive (Virginia Route 204), on the left when traveling east on Kings Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonial Beach VA 22443, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “O! say can you see…” Free to Fight (approx. 1.8 miles away); War in the Chesapeake (approx. 1.8 miles away); Explore a trail network (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Historic Area (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Burial Ground (approx. 1.9 miles away); Popes Creek Plantation (approx. 1.9 miles away); John Washington House (approx. 1.9 miles away).
Regarding George Washington’s Birthplace. Use the link to the map (under Location, above), switch to satellite view, and zoom in to see clear overhead photographs of the obelisk, current memorial house, and grounds.
Also see . . . George Washington Birthplace National Monument. “When Augustine Washington died in 1743, the bulk of his estate went to the two sons of his first marriage. George Washington did not inherit much wealth or land, but his father did pass on to him the Washington family’s status as members of the landed gentry and its commitment to public service. George Washington’s half-brother Augustine Jr. inherited the Pope’s Creek plantation when his father died in 1743 and eventually willed it to his son, William. George Washington frequently returned to Popes Creek throughout (Submitted on September 3, 2009.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Notable Places •
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