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Near Oak Grove in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Burial Ground

 
 
The Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
1. The Burial Ground Marker
Inscription. Three generations of George Washington’s forebears are buried here. The first burials were made in 1668, when John Washington’s wife Anne and two small children died. During the next thirty years, at least nine more Washingtons—including George Washington’s grandparents—were interred here.

The cemetery today bears no resemblance to the cemetery George Washington visited during his youth. In 1930, the Wakefield National Memorial Association constructed the wall around the grounds, consolidated the graves into a single casket, and interred the remains in a rebuilt vault.
 
Erected by George Washington Birthplace National Monument, National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 11.781′ N, 76° 55.877′ W. Marker is near Oak Grove, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Bridge Creek Road west of Popes Creek Road (Virginia Route 204). Click for map. Turn left at the obelisk. The burial ground is a ways on the left. 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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Washington House (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Brooks Farm (about
The Burial Ground and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
2. The Burial Ground and Marker
400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Link to the World (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Bay Today (approx. 0.3 miles away); A New World on the Chesapeake (approx. 0.3 miles away); Paradise Found (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Muse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dairy (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This interpretive panel contains a large black-and-white panoramic photograph captioned, “the cemetery during landscaping in 1930” and a two-color rendition of the Washington crest.
 
Also see . . .  George Washington Birthplace National Monument. A website of the National Park Service. (Submitted on August 5, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era
 
Inside the Enclosure image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
3. Inside the Enclosure
Shaded Gravel Walkway to the Burial Ground image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
4. Shaded Gravel Walkway to the Burial Ground
This marker is in the distance, just to the right in the entrance to the enclosure.
In memory of Captain Augustine Washington image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, August 3, 2010
5. In memory of Captain Augustine Washington
Son of Lawrence & Mildred (Warner) Washington Born near this spot in the year 1694. A Justice of Westmoreland County and a Burgess of the Colony of Virginia.
Died April 12th 1743.
and of his first wife Jane Butler
Born at Pope's Creek Virginia
December 21, 1699. Died there November 24, 1729.
And of his second wife Mary Ball
the mother of George Washington
She was born in Lancaster County Virginia in 1708. Died August 25, 1789. Buried at Fredericksburg Virginia
In memory of Captain John Washington image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, August 3, 2010
6. In memory of Captain John Washington
Son of John and Ann (Pope) Washington
Born in Washington Parish in 1661
A Vestryman of this Parish He died near this spot in February of the year 169?
and of his wife Ann Wickliffe
She departed this life in the year 1704.
In memory of Colonel Augustine Washington image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, August 3, 2010
7. In memory of Colonel Augustine Washington
Son of Augustine and Jane (Butler)Washington Born in 1719 - 20 at Pope's Creek Virginia. A Justice of the County of Westmoreland and a Burgess of the Colony of Virginia. He died in May 1762 at Pope's Creek. And of his only wife
Ann Aylett
She was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia Died at Wakefield in April 1774
In Memory of the American Kindred and Children image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, August 3, 2010
8. In Memory of the American Kindred and Children
of the Ancestors of George Washington.
Their remains repose here beneath but their names as once here inscribed have been effaced by the relentless hand of Time.
Here Lyeth the Body of John Washington image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, August 3, 2010
9. Here Lyeth the Body of John Washington
Eldest son to Cap. Lawrence Washington who departed his life ye 10 of January 1690
aged 10 years 10 months
also Mildred Washington eldest daughter
to said Washington who departed ye 1st of August 1696 aged 6 months
Here lyes y body of Jane Wife of Augustine Washington image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, August 3, 2010
10. Here lyes y body of Jane Wife of Augustine Washington
Born at Popes Creek Virginia Westmoreland y 24th of xber (October) 1699 & died y 24th of 9ber(September) 1729
Who left behind her two Sons & one daughter
Closeup of Emblem on the Center Grave image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, August 3, 2010
11. Closeup of Emblem on the Center Grave
George Washington's Birthplace National Monument image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, August 3, 2010
12. George Washington's Birthplace National Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,042 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on , by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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