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Near Moundsville in Marshall County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Washington's Land

 
 
Washington's Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
1. Washington's Land Marker
Inscription.  This tract of 587 acres in Round Bottom was patented by George Washington in 1784 after a purchase of warrants held by officers of the French and Indian War. Washington sold these lands in 1798 to Archibald McClean.
 
Erected 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 53.734′ N, 80° 47.509′ W. Marker is near Moundsville, West Virginia, in Marshall County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 2 south of Frontage Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moundsville WV 26041, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Coal Industry at Powhatan Point / Powhatan Disaster, 1944 (approx. 2.2 miles away in Ohio); George Washington (approx. 2˝ miles away in Ohio); Powhatan Point (approx. 2˝ miles away in Ohio); Rosby’s Rock (approx. 2.6 miles away); Moundsville / Capt. James Harrod
Washington's Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
2. Washington's Land Marker
View of historic marker looking north along state route 2.
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Benjamin C. Criswell (approx. 2.9 miles away); Civil War Cannons (approx. 2.9 miles away); West Virginia Penitentiary (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moundsville.
 
Washington's Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
3. Washington's Land Marker
A more distant view of the historic marker looking north along state route 2.
Washington's Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
4. Washington's Land Marker
View of historic marker looking south along state route 2.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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