“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.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 21, 2021
1. White House Farm Marker
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 EraWar, 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° 15.057′ N, 77° 56.722′ W. Marker is near Summit Point, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Summit Point Road (County Route 13) 0.2 miles east of McCormack Lane, on the right when traveling east. 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 are within 4 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. The History of White House Farm (here, next to this marker); Washington's Land (approx. 0.8 miles away); Richwood Hall (approx. 3.2 miles away); Locust Hill (approx. 3.4 miles away); "Claymont Court" (approx. 3.7 miles away); "Blakeley" (approx. 3.7 miles away); Cedar Lawn (approx. 3.9 miles away); Cameron's Depot (approx. 3.9 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. White House Farm. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 2, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. White House Farm - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History website entry (Submitted on February 2, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
White House Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Curt Mason
2. White House Farm Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,839 times since then and 151 times this year. Last updated on December 11, 2008. Photos:   1. submitted on May 22, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   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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Sep. 24, 2023