Berkeley Springs in Morgan County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Sam Purviance / George Irwin
Lot #36 / Lot #46
Sam Purviance, a merchant from Baltimore, Maryland. Michael Davis of Bath was listed as the owner in 1798 of this lot along with Lots #37 and #38.
Lot #36: Conveyed by the Trustees of the Town of Bath to Sam Purviance, August 28, 1778.
George Irwin, a merchant from Pennsylvania. Irwin sold it to Edward Smoot of Bath, who sold it to Thomas Palmer in 1795. Palmer, a wealthy Philadelphia merchant, willed some of his wealth to be used to cultivate peace and harmony among nations to render war obsolete.
Lot #46: Conveyed by the Trustees of the Town of Bath to George Irwin, August, 1777.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 39° 37.541′ N, 78° 13.732′ W. Marker is in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, in Morgan County. Marker can be reached from South Washington Street (U.S. 522) south of Liberty Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Center of Hospitality (here, next to this marker); Robert Carter Willis (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Lawson and John Orr (a few steps from this marker); A Winter Refuge (a few steps from this marker); Fielding Lewis (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry Dorsey Gough (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Carroll (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Dick (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley Springs.
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