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

Harewood

 
 
Harewood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
1. Harewood Marker
Inscription. Erected in 1771. The home of Colonel Samuel Washington, County Lieutenant. His brother General George Washington visited here and General Lafayette and Luis Phillipe of France were entertained here. In this house James Madison and Dolly Payne Todd were married. Samuel Washington died in 1781 and is buried in the grave yard south of the house.
 
Erected 1932 by the Jefferson County Historical Society of West Virginia.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 39° 18.217′ N, 77° 55.033′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Middleway Pike (West Virginia Route 51) east of Earle Road (West Virginia Route 51/1). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles Town WV 25414, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cedar Lawn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Richwood Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cameron's Depot Engagement (approx. one mile away); Locust Hill (approx. one mile away); Ruins of St. George’s Chapel (approx.
Harewood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 15, 2008
2. Harewood Marker
1.5 miles away); Johnsontown (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hollis Pump (approx. 3 miles away); The Right Reverend Ernest Eugene Baltimore (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles Town.
 
More about this marker. This marker misspells Dolley Madison’s first name.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Washingtons of Jefferson County. By John Augustine Washington, family historian. (Submitted on July 29, 2007.) 

2. Dolley Madison. (Submitted on July 29, 2007.)
3. Luis-Philippe of France. Luis-Philippe (1773–1850), the last king to rule France, spent four years around 1796 in various states of the United States during his exile, which began in 1793 at 19 years of age. He returned to France in 1815 and became king in 1830. (Submitted on July 29, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Harewood House from the Historic American Buildings Survey image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, ca. 1933
3. Harewood House from the Historic American Buildings Survey
Harewood postcard image. Click for full size.
By Nichols Pharmacy, Charles Town, West Virginia
4. Harewood postcard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,895 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 29, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2. submitted on March 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on January 9, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of Harewood, if it is still standing • Photo of Samuel Washington’s gravesite • • Can you help?
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