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Kearneysville in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Travelers’ Rest”

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
1. "Travelers' Rest" Marker
Inscription. Home of Gen. Horatio Gates, built on land bought, 1763. Gates, once a British officer, joined the Revolutionary Army, and was the leader of the Continentals in decisive victory over Gen. Burgoyne at Saratoga. (1/2 Mi. S. W.)
 
Location. 39° 23.271′ N, 77° 53.132′ W. Marker is in Kearneysville, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Kearneysville Rd. and Charles Town Road, on the left when traveling west on Kearneysville Rd.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kearneysville WV 25430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John C. Heinz House (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Greenback Raid (approx. 2.1 miles away); Veterans Administration Center (approx. 2.4 miles away); Peter Burr House (approx. 2.4 miles away); “The Bower” (approx. 3.1 miles away); Col. Drake (approx. 3.2 miles away); Johnsontown (approx. 3.3 miles away); General William Darke (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Horatio Gates - The American Revolution. (Submitted on October 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. General Horatio Gates House, "Traveler's Rest". National Register of Historic Places, Nomination
"Travelers' Rest" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
2. "Travelers' Rest" Marker
form. (Submitted on October 4, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
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Internet Archive
3. Traveler's Rest
Gen. Gates' Residence during the Revolution
from Alexander Boteler My Ride to the Barbecue 1860.
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By H A B S, 1936
4. Traveler's Rest
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,529 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on October 4, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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