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Mundy Point in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Sandy Point

Sandy Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
1. Sandy Point Marker
Inscription.  Here at Sandy Point, Mary Ball, George Washington’s mother, spent her youth in the home of her guardian, Colonel George Eskridge. Here she married Augustine Washington in March 1731. She is supposed to have named her eldest son, George, for Colonel Eskridge.
Erected 1962 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number JT-16.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWomen. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1731.
Location. 38° 3.883′ N, 76° 32.75′ W. Marker is in Mundy Point, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Sandy Point Road (County Route 614) 5.3 miles east of Cople Highway (Virginia Route 202), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kinsale VA 22488, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War of 1812 (approx. 2.8 miles away); Historic District of Kinsale, Virginia (approx. 3 miles away); Relentless Raids
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(approx. 3 miles away); War in the Chesapeake (approx. 3 miles away); “O! say can you see…” (approx. 3 miles away); Kinsale (approx. 4½ miles away); Yeocomico Church (approx. 4½ miles away); Washington’s Mother (approx. 4½ miles away).
Also see . . .  George Eskridge (d. 1735). This page of Virginia’s Colonial Dynasties has a portrait of George Eskridge. “For thirty years, from 1705 to 1735, George Eskridge served with distinction in the House of Burgesses. He was appointed to important committees—Public Claims, Propositions and Grievances, Courts of Justice, Elections and Priviledges—and often was selected to prepare bills for the House and convey, in writing, the views of the House to the governor, his Council, or London.” (Submitted on September 13, 2009.) 
Sandy Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
2. Sandy Point Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,108 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of cottage now on the site of Sandy Point house. • Can you help?

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Sep. 28, 2023