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Near Lancaster in Lancaster County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Washington’s Mother

 
 
Birthplace of Washington’s Mother Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
1. Birthplace of Washington’s Mother Marker
Inscription. Seven tenths mile west is Epping Forest. The land was patented by Colonel Joseph Ball, who died there in 1711. His daughter, Mary Ball, mother of George Washington, was born there in 1707/8. The house incorporates parts of the original structure.
 
Erected 1950 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number J-80.)
 
Location. 37° 47.616′ N, 76° 31.194′ W. Marker is near Lancaster, Virginia, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Mary Ball Road (Virginia Route 3) just east of Morattico Road (County Route 622), on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster VA 22503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Mary’s White Chapel (approx. one mile away); Bewdley (approx. 2.8 miles away); St. Mary’s Whitechapel (approx. 3.7 miles away); Queenstown (approx. 3.7 miles away); Lancaster County / Richmond County (approx. 4 miles away); Trade Routes (approx. 4.2 miles away); Barford (approx. 5.2 miles away); White Marsh Church (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsNotable Places
 
Birthplace of Washington’s Mother Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
2. Birthplace of Washington’s Mother Marker
Epping Forest, Circa 1900 image. Click for full size.
3. Epping Forest, Circa 1900
From the 1915 book Historic Virginia Houses and Churches by Robert A. Lancaster, Jr.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 801 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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