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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.  Of the 28 Washingtons in the United States, the “records very conclusively disclose” that this town, “the first Washington of all,” was surveyed and platted by George Washington on the 24th of July (old style), 1749. He was assisted by John Lonem and Edward Corder as chainmen. By the General Assembly of Virginia it was officially established as a town in 1796 and incorporated in 1894
 
Erected 1950 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number C-5.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPolitical Subdivisions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1749.
 
Location. 38° 42.495′ N, 78° 9.681′ W. Marker is in Washington, Virginia, in Rappahannock County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Virginia Route 211) and Baldwin Lane, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. 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. Kitty Payne (approx. ¼ mile away); Ellerslie (approx. ¼ mile 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. 0.3 miles away); A Tale of Two Mills (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Washington, Virginia (approx. 0.9 miles away); Banks’s Grand Review (approx. 1.4 miles away); Music, Omens, and Destiny (approx. 2.1 miles away); Sister Caroline (approx. 4.9 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 17, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 961 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on July 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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