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Hometown in Putnam County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Washington’s Land

 
 
Washington's Land Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R.O. Taylor, August 2008
1. Washington's Land Marker
Inscription.  This “Poca River Tract” of 7,276 acres was acquired by George Washington, and surveyed by Wm. Crawford, 1773. It bordered Kanawha River, "12 miles and 227 poles." Washington’s nephew, Lawrence, resided at Red House Shoals.
 
Erected 2008 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1773.
 
Location. 38° 31.713′ N, 81° 51.429′ W. Marker is in Hometown, West Virginia, in Putnam County. Marker is on Charleston Road (West Virginia Route 62) south of A Street (Local Road 35/11). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hometown WV 25109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Washington (here, next to this marker); Andrew & Charles Lewis March (a few steps from this marker); A Park for the Coal Miner (within shouting distance of this marker);
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Coal Mining in Putnam County (within shouting distance of this marker); Kanawha Valley Drag Strip (approx. ¾ mile away); Historic Hoge House (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Civil War in Putnam County (approx. 1.9 miles away); Putnam County War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hometown.
 
Washington's Land Marker at Hometown Community Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2015
2. Washington's Land Marker at Hometown Community Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,259 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on July 22, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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