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

"Travelers' Rest"

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
1. "Travelers' Rest" Marker
Inscription.  Home of Gen. Horatio Gates, built on land bought, 1763. Gates, once a British officer, joined the Revolutionary Army, and was the leader of the Continentals in decisive victory over Gen. Burgoyne at Saratoga. (1/2 Mi. S. W.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 23.271′ N, 77° 53.132′ W. Marker is in Kearneysville, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Kearneysville Rd. and Charles Town Road, on the left when traveling west on Kearneysville Rd.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kearneysville WV 25430, 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. Kearneysville Area Historic Properties (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Kearneysville Area Historic Properties (approx. half a mile away); John C. Heinz House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Valley View / Tackley Farm (approx.
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By Bill Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
2. "Travelers' Rest" Marker
1.7 miles away); Shaw Run Wetland Complex (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Greenback Raid (approx. 2.1 miles away); Stone House Mansion (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hockensmith Apple Storage Building (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kearneysville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Horatio Gates - The American Revolution. (Submitted on October 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. General Horatio Gates House, "Traveler's Rest". National Register of Historic Places, Nomination form. (Submitted on October 4, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
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Internet Archive
3. Traveler's Rest
Gen. Gates' Residence during the Revolution
from Alexander Boteler My Ride to the Barbecue 1860.
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By H A B S, 1936
4. Traveler's Rest
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,754 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on October 4, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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