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Near Washington in Rappahannock County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington, Virginia

The First of Them All

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2008
1. Washington, Virginia, Marker
Inscription.  One of more than thirty Washingtons in the United States, only this town, “The First Washington of All,” was surveyed and platted by George Washington on the 24th day of July (old style) 1749. He was assisted by John Lonem and Edward Corder as chainmen. The General Assembly of Virginia officially established it as a town in 1796 and incorporated it in 1894. Washington has served as the county seat of Rappahannock County since 1833.
 
Erected 1996 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number C-9A.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPolitical Subdivisions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1749.
 
Location. 38° 42.843′ N, 78° 8.837′ W. Marker is near Washington, Virginia, in Rappahannock County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Highway (U.S. 211) and Library Road (County Route 683), on the right when traveling west on Lee Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington VA 22747, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Tale of Two Mills (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Town of Washington, Virginia
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By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2008
2. Washington, Virginia, Marker
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Kitty Payne (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ellerslie (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Washington, Virginia (approx. 0.9 miles away); Banks’s Grand Review (approx. 2.2 miles away); Music, Omens, and Destiny (approx. 2.9 miles away); Albert Gallatin Willis (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 990 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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