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Williamsburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George Wythe House and Gardens

 
 
George Wythe House and Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
1. George Wythe House and Gardens Marker
Inscription. This mid-eighteenth century building was the home of George Wythe, tutor and friend of Jefferson. Wythe was the first professor of law at an American college, and first Virginian signer of the Declaration of Independence. Washington used the house as his headquarters in 1781 before the siege of Yorktown. Five major outbuildings and garden plan reflect a plantation layout. Furnishings are in the manner of a well-to-do eighteenth-century Virginia household.
 
Location. 37° 16.325′ N, 76° 42.14′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia. Marker is on Palance Greet Streen, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the First Theatre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Governor's Palace & Gardens (about 600 feet away); Peyton Randolph House (about 700 feet away); The Magazine and Guardhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Public Hospital of 1773 (approx. mile away); James Anderson's Armoury (approx. 0.3 miles away); The College of William and Mary in Virginia (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
George Wythe House and Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
2. George Wythe House and Gardens Marker
George Wythe House and Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
3. George Wythe House and Gardens Marker
George Wythe House and Gardens outbuildings image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
4. George Wythe House and Gardens outbuildings
George Wythe House and Gardens outbuildings image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
5. George Wythe House and Gardens outbuildings
 
 
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