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Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

George Washington Turner

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2017
1. George Washington Turner Marker
Inscription.  

There sleeps beneath
all that was mortal of
GEORGE W. TURNER
Born at
Wheatland in the County of Jefferson
Jany. 11th 1814.
Graduated at West Point 1831,
and fell nobly maintaining the
rights of his State at
Harpers Ferry, Octr. 17th 1859.
This slab is reared by his family in
affectionate remembrance of his
virtues and his patriotism.

 
Erected by the Turner Family.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRCemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 39° 17.325′ N, 77° 51.36′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is in Zion Episcopal Church Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 East Congress Street, Charles Town WV 25414, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Upshur Manning (a few steps from this marker); Sergeant Littleton Tazewell Cordell (a few steps from this marker); Zion Episcopal Churchyard (within shouting
George Washington Turner Marker in Turner Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2017
2. George Washington Turner Marker in Turner Family Plot
distance of this marker); The Flagg House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Yates Beall (about 500 feet away); "Coloured" Grave Yard (about 500 feet away); Edge Hill Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Lock Graveyard Memorial (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles Town.
 
Regarding George Washington Turner. Turner was killed defending Harpers Ferry during the John Brown Raid.
 
Also see . . .
1. George W. Turner in Cullum's Register of U.S. Military Academy Graduates. (Submitted on May 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid. (Submitted on May 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Recognizing the 150th Anniversary of John Brown's Raid... (Congressional Record). (Submitted on May 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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Nov. 27, 2020