Near Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Popes Creek Plantation
In an economy where crop prices fluctuated and soil was easily depleted, the acquisition of land meant security and, often, wealth. While Augustine Washington's holdings were moderate, he aspired to join Virginia's propertied elite. His success depended almost entirely upon slaves and indentured servants laboring in tobacco fields, workshops, and in the kitchen and manor house. The whole operation resembled a small village.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Colonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1718.
Location. 38° 11.073′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach VA 22443, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Memorial Area (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dairy (about 400 feet away); The Historic Area (about 500 feet away); Explore a trail network (about 600 feet away); War in the Chesapeake (about 600 feet away); “O! say can you see…” (about 600 feet away); Free to Fight (about 600 feet away); Artery of Commerce (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonial Beach.
Also see . . . George Washington Birthplace National Monument. Website of the National Park Service. (Submitted on August 8, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 960 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 8, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.