“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Aldridge in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)


Harewood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
1. Harewood Marker
Inscription.  Erected in 1771. The home of Colonel Samuel Washington, County Lieutenant. His brother General George Washington visited here and General Lafayette and Luis Phillipe of France were entertained here. In this house James Madison and Dolly Payne Todd were married. Samuel Washington died in 1781 and is buried in the grave yard south of the house.
Erected 1932 by the Jefferson County Historical Society of West Virginia.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the Former U.S. Presidents: #04 James Madison, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists.
Location. 39° 18.217′ N, 77° 55.033′ W. Marker is in Aldridge, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Middleway Pike (West Virginia Route 51) east of Earle Road (West Virginia Route 51/1). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles Town WV 25414, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least
Harewood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 15, 2008
2. Harewood Marker
8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cameron's Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cedar Lawn (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Locust Hill" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Richwood Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Locust Hill (approx. one mile away); Ruins of St. George’s Chapel (approx. 1½ miles away); Johnsontown (approx. 2.9 miles away); Brownfields to Greenfields (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aldridge.
More about this marker. This marker misspells Dolley Madison’s first name.
Also see . . .
1. The Washingtons of Jefferson County. By John Augustine Washington, family historian. (Submitted on July 29, 2007.) 

2. Dolley Madison. (Submitted on July 29, 2007.)
3. Luis-Philippe of France. Luis-Philippe (1773–1850), the last king to rule France, spent four years around 1796 in various states of the United States during his exile, which began in 1793 at 19 years of age. He returned to France in 1815 and became king in 1830. (Submitted on July 29, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.) 
Harewood House from the Historic American Buildings Survey image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, ca. 1933
3. Harewood House from the Historic American Buildings Survey
Harewood postcard image. Click for full size.
By Nichols Pharmacy, Charles Town, West Virginia
4. Harewood postcard
Harewood image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 17, 2020
5. Harewood
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,134 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 29, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2. submitted on March 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on January 9, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5. submitted on November 6, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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Dec. 4, 2020