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Washington in Rappahannock County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Stone Marker

 
 
Historic Stone Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 17, 2021
1. Historic Stone Marker Marker
Inscription.  
Believed to be the zero mile marker for the roads of Rappahannock county when the Town of Washington was established as the county seat in 1833.

With thanks to Charles K. "Pete" Estes - Oral Historian
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 38° 42.654′ N, 78° 9.55′ W. Marker is in Washington, Virginia, in Rappahannock County. Marker is at the intersection of Porter Street (County Road 626) and Mt. Salem Avenue (County Road 626), on the right when traveling east on Porter Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 383 Porter St, Washington VA 22747, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kitty Payne (within shouting distance of this marker); Honored In Their Generation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Monument (about 400 feet away); The Town of Washington, Virginia (about 500 feet away); The Maples (about 600

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feet away); Washington, Virginia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ellerslie (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington Graded School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Historic Stone Marker and related marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 17, 2021
2. Historic Stone Marker and related marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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