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

"Claymont Court"

 
 
"Claymont Court" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 21, 2021
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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
 
Location. 39° 15.57′ N, 77° 52.646′ W. Marker is near Wheatland, 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); Brownfields to Greenfields (approx. 2 miles away); A Brief History of the Old Presbyterian Church in Charles Town
"Claymont Court" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 21, 2021
2. "Claymont Court" Marker
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(approx. 2 miles away); Martin Robinson Delany (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Stone House / Star Lodge No. 1 (approx. 2.1 miles away); John Thomas Marker (approx. 2.1 miles away); John Brown Scaffold (approx. 2.1 miles away).
 
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.) 
 
 
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 1,300 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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