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Hopemont in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington's Camp

 
 
Washington's Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jacob Nevin, July 5, 2009
1. Washington's Camp Marker
Inscription. In 1784 George Washington, Bushrod Washington, James Craik and his son made a horseback journey to inspect their western lands and investigate the feasibility of building a canal from the Potomac River to westward waters. On their return trip, they camped for a night near the present site of Hopemont before continuing southward through the South Branch Valley and east to Rockingham, Va.
 
Erected 1981.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 39° 26.275′ N, 79° 30.951′ W. Marker is in Hopemont, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 7 and Lime Plant Road (County Route 46), on the right when traveling west on State Route 7. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Terra Alta WV 26764, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hopemont State Hospital (approx. ľ mile away); Terra Alta (approx. 1.7 miles away); Preston County / Maryland (approx. 2.1 miles away); Dr. Loomis' Grave (approx. 2.3 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps
Washington's Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jacob Nevin, July 5, 2009
2. Washington's Camp Marker
Looking Northeast.
(approx. 3.6 miles away in Maryland); Forestry Beginning (approx. 3.7 miles away in Maryland); Charles Friendís Home (approx. 5.2 miles away in Maryland); Fort Alice (approx. 5.2 miles away in Maryland). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopemont.
 
Categories. ExplorationWaterways & Vessels
 
Washington's Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jacob Nevin, July 5, 2009
3. Washington's Camp Marker
Looking Southwest.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2009, by Jacob Nevin of Bethesda, Maryland. This page has been viewed 752 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2009, by Jacob Nevin of Bethesda, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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