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

Peyton’s Ordinary

 
 
Peyton's Ordinary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, August 28, 2007
1. Peyton's Ordinary Marker
Inscription.  In this vicinity stood Peyton’s Ordinary. George Washington, going to Fredericksburg to visit his mother, dined here, March 6, 1769. On his way to attend the House of Burgesses, he spent the night here, October 31, 1769, and stayed here again on September 14, 1772. Rochambeau’s Army, marching north from Williamsburg in 1782, camped here.
 
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number E-79.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommercePatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the George Washington Slept Here, and the The Washington-Rochambeau Route series lists.
 
Location. 38° 27.118′ N, 77° 24.264′ W. Marker is in Stafford, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. Rt 1), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stafford VA 22554, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles
Peyton’s Ordinary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, August 28, 2007
2. Peyton’s Ordinary Marker
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary Kittamaquund (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fleurries (approx. 0.8 miles away); Aquia Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Government Island (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Government Island (approx. one mile away); The Robertson Quarry (approx. 1.1 miles away); Austin Run Pyrite Mine (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site Selection / Architectural Features (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stafford.
 
Also see . . .  French Army’s march North in Virginia, 1782. (Submitted on August 28, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,846 times since then and 241 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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