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St. Albans in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Washington's Land

 
 
Washington's Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 16, 2008
1. Washington's Land Marker
Inscription.  George Washington's "Cole" River Tract of 2,000 acres was surveyed by John Floyd in 1774 and patented April 12, 1774. Bounded by the Coal and Kanawha Rivers, "5 miles and 88 poles", it embraced the site of St. Albans.
 
Erected 1979 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 38° 23.331′ N, 81° 49.58′ W. Marker is in St. Albans, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on MacCorkle Ave (U.S. 60) 0.4 miles east of Sattes Bridge. Within the bounds of a riverside park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Albans WV 25177, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Washington (approx. half a mile away); St. Albans Covered Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away); St. Albans Archeological Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Birkett Davenport Fry (approx. 1.1 miles
Washington's Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 16, 2008
2. Washington's Land Marker
The Kanawah River is in the background.
away); Bangor Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Morgan Kitchen Museum (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort Tackett (approx. 1.7 miles away); Kanawha County / Putnam County (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Albans.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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