Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
John Washington House
During his thirteen years here, John Washington attended to his farm, his growing business interests, and his social position. He purchased extensive tracts of land throughout Westmoreland county and as far north as Little Hunting Creek - a tract today called Mount Vernon. He served in the Virginia legislature, as an officer in the militia, and as a justice of the peace. When he died in 1677, he left an estate that included 8,500 acres.
Archeologists revealed that the John Washington site included the main house (40x20 feet), at least two outbuildings, and the family burial ground, to your right.
Location. 38° 11.788′ N, 76° 55.852′ W. Marker is in Colonial Beach, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker can be reached from Popes Creek Road. Click for map. The marker is at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, one of our National Parks. To reach the marker, take the beach road to the left as you enter the park. Take the path to the burial ground, the marker is to the left of the path as you approach. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach VA 22443, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Burial Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Brooks Farm (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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); Link to the World (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Muse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dairy (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Colonial Beach.
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. • Colonial Era •
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