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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Gore in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Jeremiah Smith Family Cemetery

Jeremiah Smith Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mason Newton, August 11, 2022
1. Jeremiah Smith Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This property was granted by Lord Fairfax in 1762 to Captain Jeremiah Smith.

Jeremiah Smith and his descendants are buried here.

As one of the first settlers of this valley, Jeremiah Smith was known as "The Pioneer" and was personally known by George Washington.

This 300 acre parcel and the adjoining 200 acre parcel across Highway 50 were placed into conservation and donated in 2008 in honor of William E. Smith, the last direct descendant of Jeremiah Smith to own this property.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1762.
Location. 39° 16.257′ N, 78° 18.881′ W. Marker is in Gore, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is on Knob Road (County Route 752) 0.2 miles north of Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. 50), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gore VA 22637, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Willow Shade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Willa Cather Birthplace (approx. half a mile away);
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The Stonewall Brigade at Pughtown (approx. 3.4 miles away); Gainesboro (approx. 3.4 miles away); Frederick County Va. / West Virginia (approx. 4.3 miles away); Northwestern Turnpike (approx. 6.6 miles away in West Virginia); Hampshire County / Virginia (approx. 6.6 miles away in West Virginia); Edward's Fort Stockade Replica (approx. 6.7 miles away in West Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gore.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2022, by Mason Newton of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 174 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 22, 2022, by Mason Newton of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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