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

Colonel Charles Washington

 
 
Colonel Charles Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 15, 2019
1. Colonel Charles Washington Marker
Inscription.  Exitus Acta Probat. 1738–1799. In Memory of Colonel Charles Washington, brother of General George Washington and founder of Charles Town, Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1786. The four corner lots at Washington and George Streets were donated by him for the public Buildings for use of the County and Town.
 
Erected 1925 by the Bee Line Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution of Charles Town.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1799.
 
Location. 39° 17.367′ N, 77° 51.6′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on East Washington Street (West Virginia Route 51) near George Street (West Virginia Route 115). Marker is on the left side of the front of the courthouse. 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Martin R. Delany (a few steps from this marker); Explore the Washington Heritage Trail / Afoot in Historic Charles Town
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(a few steps from this marker); Charles Washington's Town (a few steps from this marker); Two Treason Trials (a few steps from this marker); The Trial of John Brown (a few steps from this marker); Jefferson County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Washington Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); John Yates (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles Town.
 
More about this marker. Exitus Acta Probat is Latin for “the end justifies the means.”
 
Also see . . .  Charles Washington. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 14, 2007.) 
 
Colonel Charles Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2007
2. Colonel Charles Washington Marker
Marker is on the column on the left side of the front wall of the courthouse.
Jefferson County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Dean Meyer, September 30, 2006
3. Jefferson County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,880 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on August 14, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on July 17, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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