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Mundy Point in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sandy Point

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
1. Sandy Point Marker
Inscription. Here at Sandy Point, Mary Ball, George Washington’s mother, spent her youth in the home of her guardian, Colonel George Eskridge. Here she married Augustine Washington in March 1731. She is supposed to have named her eldest son, George, for Colonel Eskridge.
 
Erected 1962 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number JT-16.)
 
Location. 38° 3.883′ N, 76° 32.75′ W. Marker is in Mundy Point, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Sandy Point Road (County Route 614) 5.3 miles east of Cople Highway (Virginia Route 202), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kinsale VA 22488, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War of 1812 (approx. 2.8 miles away); Historic District of Kinsale, Virginia (approx. 3 miles away); Relentless Raids (approx. 3 miles away); War in the Chesapeake (approx. 3 miles away); “O! say can you see…” (approx. 3 miles away); Kinsale (approx. 4.5 miles away); Yeocomico Church (approx. 4.5 miles away); Washington’s Mother (approx. 4.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  George Eskridge (d. 1735). This page of Virginia’s
Sandy Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
2. Sandy Point Marker
Colonial Dynasties
has a portrait of George Eskridge. “For thirty years, from 1705 to 1735, George Eskridge served with distinction in the House of Burgesses. He was appointed to important committees—Public Claims, Propositions and Grievances, Courts of Justice, Elections and Priviledges—and often was selected to prepare bills for the House and convey, in writing, the views of the House to the governor, his Council, or London.” (Submitted on September 13, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 812 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of cottage now on the site of Sandy Point house. • Can you help?
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