Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Archeology at Popes Creek
After generations of uncertainty about the location of the main plantation house, archeologists excavated its foundations in 1936. They discovered a house built in many phases. At the time of George Washington's birth, probably only the central portion of the house existed. The addition of the wings - the last built in the 1760s - expanded the house to the dimensions you see marked on the ground before you.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list.
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 38° 11.126′ N, 76° 54.987′ W. Marker was in Colonial Beach, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker could be reached from Popes Creek Road. The marker is at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, one Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach VA 22443, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Memorial Area (a few steps from this marker); Dairy (within shouting distance of this marker); Popes Creek Plantation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Artery of Commerce (about 500 feet away); The Historic Area (approx. 0.2 miles away); Explore a trail network (approx. 0.2 miles away); War in the Chesapeake (approx. 0.2 miles away); “O! say can you see…” (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonial Beach.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Also see . . . George Washington Birthplace National Monument. Website of the National Park Service. (Submitted on August 8, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina.)
Additional keywords. Augustine Washington, George Washington
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 643 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on October 20, 2020, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 8, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.