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Near Ravenswood in Jackson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Washington’s Lands

 
 
Washington’s Lands Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
1. Washington’s Lands Marker
Inscription. Westward lies the Millwood Tract of 4,395 acres patented by George Washington on December 15, 1772, based on a survey made in June 1771. It bordered on the Ohio River above the Great Bend for “file miles and 700 poles.”
 
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 55.485′ N, 81° 45.407′ W. Marker is near Ravenswood, West Virginia, in Jackson County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 2 south of U.S. 33, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. It is at a former overlook of the Ohio River that has been overgrown. Marker is in this post office area: Ravenswood WV 26164, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ravenswood / Ohio River Ford (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ravenswood (approx. 1.3 miles away); Daniel Frost (approx. 1.3 miles away); Battle of Bluffington Island (approx. 4.4 miles away); Major Daniel McCook (approx. 4.9 miles away in Ohio); Dry Run (approx. 4.9 miles away in Ohio); Old Portland Road (approx. 5.3 miles away in Ohio); First Ohio Invasion (approx. 5.4 miles away in Ohio). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ravenswood.
 
Regarding Washington’s Lands. Southwest from this
Washington’s Lands marker at overlook pulloff image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2018
2. Washington’s Lands marker at overlook pulloff
historical marker in West Virginia is the place name Millwood.

700 poles is the equivalent of another 2.1875 miles.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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