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

"Blakeley"

 
 
"Blakeley" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
1. "Blakeley" Marker
Inscription.  Home of General Washington's grandnephew, John Augustine Washington, who later became the owner of Mount Vernon. "Blakeley", built about 1820, was partially burned a few years later and then rebuilt in it present form. (1 1/2 Mi.W.)
 
Erected 1971 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. "Claymont Court" (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
Blakeley and Claymont Court Markers. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
2. Blakeley and Claymont Court 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.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Blakeley (1820) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 23, 2009
3. Blakeley (1820)
 

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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 1,211 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on October 12, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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