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Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Washington House

 
 
John Washington House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, August 3, 2010
1. John Washington House Marker
Inscription. In 1664, John Washington, the great-grandfather of George Washington, built a small house on this site. From these modest beginnings, a powerful and prominent Virginia family would arise.

During his thirteen years here, John Washington attended to his farm, his growing business interests, and his social position. He purchased extensive tracts of land throughout Westmoreland county and as far north as Little Hunting Creek - a tract today called Mount Vernon. He served in the Virginia legislature, as an officer in the militia, and as a justice of the peace. When he died in 1677, he left an estate that included 8,500 acres.

Archeologists revealed that the John Washington site included the main house (40x20 feet), at least two outbuildings, and the family burial ground, to your right.
 
Location. 38° 11.788′ N, 76° 55.852′ W. Marker is in Colonial Beach, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker can be reached from Popes Creek Road. Touch for map. The marker is at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, one of our National Parks. To reach the marker, take the beach road to the left as you enter the park. Take the path to the burial ground, the marker is to the left of the path as you approach. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach VA 22443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
John Washington House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 11, 2012
2. John Washington House Marker
At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Burial Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Brooks Farm (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bay Today (approx. 0.3 miles away); A New World on the Chesapeake (approx. 0.3 miles away); Paradise Found (approx. 0.3 miles away); Link to the World (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Muse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dairy (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonial Beach.
 
Also see . . .  George Washington Birthplace National Monument. A website of the National Park Service. (Submitted on August 5, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
John Washington House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, August 3, 2010
3. John Washington House Marker
The Washington Family Burial Ground image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, August 3, 2010
4. The Washington Family Burial Ground
John Washington House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 11, 2012
5. John Washington House
Archeologists revealed that the John Washington site included the main house (40 X 20) at least two outbuildings,and the family burial ground, to your right.
John Washington House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 11, 2012
6. John Washington House
This exhibit was made possible by the Colonel John Washington Chapter, DC
National Daughters of the American Revolution.
George Washington Birthplace National Monument image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, August 3, 2010
7. George Washington Birthplace National Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 700 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.   2. submitted on February 24, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on February 24, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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