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Near Ferry Farm in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Creek Delegation in Fredericksburg

 
 
Creek Delegation in Fredericksburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 14, 2007
1. Creek Delegation in Fredericksburg Marker
Inscription. In July 1790 a delegation of Creek Indians from Georgia, headed by Muskogee leader Alexander McGillivray, made their temporary headquarters nearby on their way to New York City. President George Washington invited them to treaty negotiations to resolve territorial disputes and develop further formal relations. While in Fredericksburg, the delegation visited with Washington’s family at Kenmore and viewed Ferry Farm, his boyhood home. The group continued north to discuss and sign the 1790 Treaty of New York, the first treaty with a sovereign Indian nation negotiated by the new federal government under the Constitution. The treaty established boundaries and also contained secret articles for promoting trade.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-102.)
 
Location. 38° 17.859′ N, 77° 26.854′ W. Marker is near Ferry Farm, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on King's Highway (Virginia Route 3) 0 miles west of Ferry Road (County Route 606), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington’s Childhood Home (about 700 feet away, measured in
Marker on King's Highway (SR 3) image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 14, 2007
2. Marker on King's Highway (SR 3)
a direct line); The Civil War at Ferry Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Washington Plantation (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ferries (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington Boyhood Home Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Fredericksburg's Wharves and Harbor (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fredericksburg City Dock (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ferry Farm.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,260 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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