“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Wheatland in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)


"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˝ Mi. W.)
Erected 1971 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & 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 Avenue, 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); Brownfields to Greenfields (approx. 2 miles away); A Brief History of the Old Presbyterian Church in Charles Town
"Blakeley" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 21, 2021
2. "Blakeley" 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).
Blakeley (1820) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 23, 2009
3. Blakeley (1820)
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 1,294 times since then and 3 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. submitted on October 12, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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