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

"Prato Rio"

 
 
"Prato Rio" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
1. "Prato Rio" Marker
Inscription.  Home of General Charles Lee, built on land bought in 1774. Lee, colonel in British army, resigned his commission and joined the colonists after Battle of Lexington. On this estate, the U.S. Government maintains a fish hatchery.
 
Erected 1970 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsColonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1774.
 
Location. 39° 20.826′ N, 77° 56.135′ W. Marker is near Kearneysville, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Kearneysville-Virginia Line Road, half a mile west of Leestown Pike, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11230 Leetown Rd, Kearneysville WV 25430, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “The Bower” (approx. 0.8 miles away); Johnsontown (approx. 2.4 miles away); Cedar Lawn
Prato Rio image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
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(approx. 3.1 miles away); Cameron's Depot (approx. 3.1 miles away); Harewood (approx. 3.2 miles away); John C. Heinz House (approx. 3.3 miles away); "Locust Hill" (approx. 3.4 miles away); Kearneysville Area Historic Properties (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kearneysville.
 
Also see . . .  Gen. Charles Lee - US Revolutionary War. (Submitted on October 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,020 times since then and 119 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Nov. 28, 2022