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

Washington, Virginia

The First of Them All

 
 
Washington, Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2008
1. Washington, Virginia Marker
Inscription.  Of the 28 Washingtons in the United States, the “records very conclusively disclose” that this town, “the first Washington of all,” was surveyed and platted by George Washington on the 24th of July (old style), 1749. He was assisted by John Lonem and Edward Corder as chainmen. By the General Assembly of Virginia it was officially established as a town in 1796 and incorporated in 1894.
 
Erected 1950 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number C-5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 24, 1749.
 
Location. 38° 42.495′ N, 78° 9.681′ W. Marker is in Washington, Virginia, in Rappahannock County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Business U.S. 211) and Baldwin Lane, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. The Maples (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct
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line); Historic Stone Marker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kitty Payne (approx. ¼ mile away); Ellerslie (approx. ¼ mile away); Honored In Their Generation (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); The Town of Washington, Virginia (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington Graded School (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Washington, Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2008
2. Washington, Virginia Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,202 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on August 17, 2022, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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