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

"Beallair"

 
 
"Beallair" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 26, 2008
1. "Beallair" Marker
Inscription.  Colonel Lewis Washington, who lived here, was one of the hostages captured by John Brown in 1859 in his raid on Harpers Ferry. When captured, Brown wore a sword, once owned by George Washington, taken from this home. (1 Mi. N.).
 
Erected 1974 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Abolition & Underground RR. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 39° 18.327′ N, 77° 49.002′ W. Marker is near Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Country Club Road, half a mile north of US 340, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Old Country Club Rd, Charles Town WV 25414, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Freedom's Call (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Freedom's Call (approx. 1.7 miles away); Setting the Trap (approx. 1.8 miles away); Keyes' Switch Engagement
Beallair Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 26, 2008
2. Beallair Mansion
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(approx. 1.9 miles away); Battle of Harpers Ferry / Jackson Arrives (approx. 2 miles away); Setting the Trap / Jackson Arrives (approx. 2.1 miles away); Battle of Harpers Ferry (approx. 2.1 miles away); Flag Talk (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles Town.
 
Beallair Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 26, 2008
3. Beallair Mansion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,905 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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