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

Washington's Land

 
 
Washington's Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
1. Washington's Land Marker
Inscription.  The "Bullskin" or Rock Hall Tract, the first land owned by George Washington in West Virginia, was surveyed by him Nov. 24, 1750. Bought from Captain Rutherford, it became a part of Washington's 2,233-acre tract in this area.
 
Erected 1965 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1812.
 
Location. 39° 15.235′ N, 77° 55.848′ W. Marker is near Summit Point, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Summit Point Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is in front of South Jefferson Elementary School. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles Town WV 25414, 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. White House Farm (approx. 0.8 miles away); The History of White House Farm (approx. 0.8 miles away); Richwood Hall (approx. 2.7 miles
Washington's Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 21, 2021
2. Washington's Land Marker
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away); Locust Hill (approx. 2.8 miles away); "Claymont Court" (approx. 2.9 miles away); "Blakeley" (approx. 2.9 miles away); Ruins of St. George’s Chapel (approx. 3.4 miles away); Cedar Lawn (approx. 3˝ miles away).
 
South Jefferson Elementary School Sign. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
3. South Jefferson Elementary School Sign.
South Jefferson Elementary School image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
4. South Jefferson Elementary School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,353 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 18, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on May 22, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3, 4. submitted on October 18, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Nov. 27, 2021