Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Archeology at Popes Creek
After generations of uncertainty about the location of the main plantation house, archeologists excavated its foundations in 1936. They discovered a house built in many phases. At the time of George Washington's birth, probably only the central portion of the house existed. The addition of the wings - the last built in the 1760s - expanded the house to the dimensions you see marked on the ground before you.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 38° 11.126′ N, 76° 54.987′ 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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach VA 22443, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Memorial Area (a few steps from this marker); George Washington’s Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker); Dairy (within shouting distance of this marker); Popes Creek Plantation Artery of Commerce (about 500 feet away); The Historic Area (approx. 0.2 miles away); Explore a trail network (approx. 0.2 miles away); War in the Chesapeake (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Colonial Beach.
Also see . . . George Washington Birthplace National Monument. Website of the National Park Service. (Submitted on August 8, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.)
Additional keywords. Augustine Washington, George Washington
Categories. • Colonial Era •
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