“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Suffolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Washington Ditch

Washington Ditch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Richardson, March 31, 2016
1. Washington Ditch Marker
Inscription. Surveyed by George Washington in 1763. A cart road was built first along this 4½ mile ditch and the canal dug alongside by slave labor for transportation. Gresham Nimmo, under the personal direction of George Washington, did the surveying and kept the notes.
Erected by Camp MFG Co.
Location. 36° 39′ N, 76° 33.671′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of White Marsh Road and Washington Ditch Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3076 White Marsh Road, Suffolk VA 23434, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dismal Town (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jericho Ditch (approx. 4.5 miles away); East Suffolk School Complex (approx. 5.2 miles away); Nansemond Collegiate Institute (approx. 5.3 miles away); Siege of Suffolk (approx. 6 miles away); The Site of the First Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); First Suffolk Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Riddick’s Folly (approx. 6.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Suffolk.
Categories. African AmericansColonial EraMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Richardson of Glen Allen, Virginia. This page has been viewed 132 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on , by Kathy Richardson of Glen Allen, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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