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Near Brandy Station in Culpeper County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Betty Washington

 
 
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By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
1. Betty Washington Marker
Inscription. Two miles south is the grave of Betty Washington Lewis, the younger sister of George Washington. She was born in Westmoreland County in 1733 and married Fielding Lewis in May 1750, becoming his second wife. Her husband purchased land in 1752 and built their house, Kenmore, outside Fredericksburg. They had eleven children together, but only five sons and one daughter lived to adulthood. During the Revolutionary War, Fielding Lewis served in the army as a colonel and supervised a gun factory. Betty Washington died on 31 March 1797 while visiting her daughter Betty Lewis Carter in Culpeper County.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F 12.)
 
Location. 38° 29.267′ N, 77° 56.5′ W. Marker is near Brandy Station, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is at the intersection of Brandy Road (Business U.S. 15/29) and James Madison Highway (U.S. 15/29), on the right when traveling east on Brandy Road. Click for map. Located just past the exit ramp off the James Madison Highway. Marker is in this post office area: Brandy Station VA 22714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Opening of the Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 1.7 miles away); Signal Stations
Betty Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
2. Betty Washington Marker
(approx. 2.6 miles away); General Edward Stevens (approx. 2.8 miles away); Pennsylvania (approx. 2.9 miles away); In Memory of Major John Pelham (approx. 2.9 miles away); 10th Maine Volunteer Infantry (approx. 2.9 miles away); 28th Regiment New York State Volunteer Infantry (approx. 2.9 miles away); A Tribute to Black Americans – Early 1900ís (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brandy Station.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced a previous one also numbered F-12 with the same title. It read, "Two miles south of this spot is the grave of Betty Lewis, sister of George Washington. She died March 31, 1797."
 
Also see . . .
1. Short History of Kenmore. (Submitted on December 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Kenmore Marker Entry. (Submitted on December 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Grave of Betty Washington. (Submitted on December 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,616 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the grave of Betty Washington. • Can you help?
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