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Near Churchville in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Colonel George Moffett

 
 
Colonel George Moffett and Mount Pleasant Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
1. Colonel George Moffett and Mount Pleasant Markers
Inscription.  George Moffett (1735–1811), a prominent regional military and civic leader, had joined the Augusta County militia by 1758. He participated in the French and Indian War (1756–1763), led a militia company at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774, and rose to the rank of colonel by 1778. The Augusta County militia unit he commanded participated in several Revolutionary War battles including Guilford Courthouse in 1781. Moffett served as a justice of the peace, sheriff, and County Lieutenant (the county's highest military officer) for Augusta County (1783–1785). He was also a trustee of Liberty Academy (present-day Washington & Lee University). Moffett lived at Mount Pleasant.
 
Erected 2004 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-227.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
Colonel George Moffett and Mount Pleasant Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
2. Colonel George Moffett and Mount Pleasant Markers
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In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1758.
 
Location. 38° 14.607′ N, 79° 5.118′ W. Marker is near Churchville, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is on MIddle River Road (County Route 736) north of Union Church Road (County Route 732), on the left when traveling north. It is at Mount Pleasant. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Churchville VA 24421, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Pleasant (here, next to this marker); Last Indian Clash (approx. 3.3 miles away); James Edward Hanger (approx. 4.4 miles away); Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson (approx. 5.4 miles away); Grandma Moses in Augusta County (approx. 5.6 miles away); Project Dogwood: Staunton's Tradition Reborn (approx. 5.6 miles away); 116th Infantry Regiment Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away); Gypsy Express (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Churchville.
 
View of Mount Pleasant from the Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
3. View of Mount Pleasant from the Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,194 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 8, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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