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Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Archeology at Popes Creek

 
 
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By Patrick G. Jordan, August 3, 2010
1. Archeology at Popes Creek Marker
Inscription.  Most of what we know about George Washington's birthplace has come to us thanks to the archeologist's trowel.

After generations of uncertainty about the location of the main plantation house, archeologists excavated its foundations in 1936. They discovered a house built in many phases. At the time of George Washington's birth, probably only the central portion of the house existed. The addition of the wings - the last built in the 1760s - expanded the house to the dimensions you see marked on the ground before you.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era.
 
Location. 38° 11.126′ N, 76° 54.987′ W. Marker is in Colonial Beach, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker can be reached from Popes Creek Road. The marker is at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, one of our National Parks. 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 (a few steps from this marker); Dairy
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By Patrick G. Jordan, August 3, 2010
2. Archeology at Popes Creek Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Popes Creek Plantation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Artery of Commerce (about 500 feet away); The Historic Area (approx. 0.2 miles away); Explore a trail network (approx. 0.2 miles away); War in the Chesapeake (approx. 0.2 miles away); “O! say can you see…” (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonial Beach.
 
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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.) 
 
Additional keywords. Augustine Washington, George Washington
 
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By Patrick G. Jordan, August 3, 2010
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By Patrick G. Jordan, August 3, 2010
4. Archeology at Popes Creek Marker
The Replica Colonial House and Kitchen are in the Background.
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By Patrick G. Jordan, August 3, 2010
5. George Washington Birthplace National Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 614 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 8, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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