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Hometown in Putnam County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George Washington

 
 
George Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2015
1. George Washington Marker
Inscription.
Acquired 7.276 Acres of this land
by a grant, dated December 1, 1773
issued to him by
John Murray, Earl of Dunmore,
last Royal Governor of Virginia.
This tract was surveyed in July, 1773,
by William Crawford, upon warrants issued to George Washington for 3,953 Acres and George Muse for 3,323, for services in the French and Indian War. It bordered on the great Kanawha, twelve miles and two hundred and twenty seven poles.
 
Erected 1932 by The State of West Virginia.
 
Location. 38° 31.715′ N, 81° 51.434′ W. Marker is in Hometown, West Virginia, in Putnam County. Marker is on Charleston Road (Route 62) south of A Street (Local Road 35/11). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hometown WV 25109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington’s Land (here, next to this marker); Andrew & Charles Lewis March (a few steps from this marker); A Park for the Coal Miner (within shouting distance of this marker); Coal Mining in Putnam County (within shouting distance of this marker); Red House Shoals / Civil War Action
George Washington Marker Mounted on Park Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2015
2. George Washington Marker Mounted on Park Entrance Sign
(approx. 2 miles away); Red House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Battle of Scary (approx. 6.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Scary (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hometown.
 
More about this marker. Wikipedia: The rod or perch or pole is a surveyors tool and unit of length equal to 5½ yards, 16½ feet or 1⁄320 of a statute mile and one-fourth of a surveyor’s chain. The rod is useful as a unit of length because whole number multiples of it can equal one acre of square measure.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsNotable PlacesWar, French and Indian
 
George Washington and two other Markers at their previous positions image. Click for full size.
By R.O.Taylor, 2008
3. George Washington and two other Markers at their previous positions
George Washington Marker on its Previous Mounting image. Click for full size.
By R. O. Taylor, August 2008
4. George Washington Marker on its Previous Mounting
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 816 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on September 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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