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

"Claymont Court"

 
 
"Claymont Court" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
1. "Claymont Court" Marker
Inscription.  Bushrod Corbin Washington, grandnephew of General George Washington, built this home in 1820. It was destroyed by fire, 1838, and rebuilt. Later it was the home of Frank R. Stockton, novelist, who here wrote his last book. (2 Mi. SW)
 
Erected 1974 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 15.57′ N, 77° 52.646′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Huyett Road and Augustine Ave., on the right when traveling west on Huyett Road. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Blakeley" (here, next to this marker); Happy Retreat (approx. 1.9 miles away); African-American Schools in Charles Town, West Virginia (approx. 2 miles away); Holl's Pump (was approx. 2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Martin Robinson Delany (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Stone House / Star Lodge No. 1
Claymont Court and Blakeley Markers image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
2. Claymont Court and Blakeley Markers
(approx. 2.1 miles away); John Thomas Marker (approx. 2.1 miles away); John Brown Scaffold (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles Town.
 
Also see . . .  Park Service in Jefferson Co. could get George Washington family homes. This link has a photo of Claymont Court. (Submitted on October 18, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,252 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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