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

White House Farm

White House Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
January 1, 2008
1. White House Farm Marker
Inscription.  In 1740, Dr. John McCormick, a Scots (Scotch)-Irish immigrant bought 395 acres from Jost Hite and established White House Farm. Stone barn built by McCormick is the oldest standing in West Virginia. House served as a tavern and inn in early 1800s. In 1863, Major Harry Gilmor, 7th Va. Cavalry, CSA, shot and killed Captain George Somers, US Army in skirmish here. In 1979, listed in National Register.
Erected 2005 by West Virginia Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1740.
Location. 39° 15.124′ N, 77° 56.587′ W. Marker is near Summit Point, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Summit Point Road (West Virginia Route 13) 0.2 miles east of Shirley Road and Summit Point Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3735 Summit Point Road, Summit Point WV 25446, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By Curt Mason
2. White House Farm Marker
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are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington's Land (approx. 0.7 miles away); Richwood Hall (approx. 3 miles away); Locust Hill (approx. 3.2 miles away); "Claymont Court" (approx. 3.6 miles away); "Blakeley" (approx. 3.6 miles away); Cedar Lawn (approx. 3.7 miles away); Cameron's Depot (approx. 3.7 miles away); Harewood (approx. 3.8 miles away).
Also see . . .  White House Farm. Detailed history and other information about White House Farm. (Submitted on December 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,454 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on December 11, 2008. Photos:   1. submitted on December 9, 2008, by Curt Mason of Charles Town, West Virginia.   2. submitted on December 26, 2008, by Curt Mason of Charles Town, West Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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