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Farmdale in Screven County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Washington Slept Here

 
 
Washington Slept Here Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Washington Slept Here Marker
Inscription.  "Monday, May 16th, 1791" wrote President George Washington in his diary as he recorded the date of his lodging in the Inn of Stephen Calfrey Pearce, 200 yards [from] this marker. Being forewarned, the Pearces had made lavish preparation for the entertainment of their distinguished guest and his party. Mrs. Pearce was famous for her cooking and Mr. Pearce for his story telling. The President enjoyed both immensely and praised gratefully the hospitality of the Inn Keepers who would accept no payment from the President of the United States.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 124-10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsIndustry & CommercePatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the George Washington Slept Here, and the Georgia Historical Society series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 16, 1863.
 
Location. 32° 43.232′ N, 81° 29.602′ W. Marker is in Farmdale
Washington Slept Here Marker, at edge of open field looking west image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 22, 2009
2. Washington Slept Here Marker, at edge of open field looking west
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, Georgia, in Screven County. Marker is on Newington Highway (State Highway 24), on the right when traveling south. Between Williams Store Road and Old Robin Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sylvania GA 30467, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wesleyanna Memorial Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Middle Ground Baptist Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); General Samuel Elbert (approx. 6.3 miles away); Lawtonville Church (approx. 8 miles away in South Carolina); North Newington Baptist Church (approx. 8.3 miles away); Screven County (approx. 8.6 miles away); Sylvania (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Sinking of the H.M.S. Otranto (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Note that the direction (north, south, east or west) was struck from the inscription on line four.
 
Also see . . .  Screven - Family History & Genealogy Message Board. Stephen Calfrey Pearce,Sr.( Ancestry.com ) (Submitted on February 25, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional keywords. Washington’s Southern Tour
 
Washington Slept Here Marker, looking north on Newington Hwy ( Ga 24 ) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 22, 2009
3. Washington Slept Here Marker, looking north on Newington Hwy ( Ga 24 )
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,318 times since then and 101 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week April 26, 2009. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 25, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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