Near Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Popes Creek Plantation
In an economy where crop prices fluctuated and soil was easily depleted, the acquisition of land meant security and, often, wealth. While Augustine Washington's holdings were moderate, he aspired to join Virginia's propertied elite. His success depended almost entirely upon slaves and indentured servants laboring in tobacco fields, workshops, and in the kitchen and manor house. The whole operation resembled a small village.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 38° 11.073′ N, 76° 55.015′ W. Marker is near 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. Marker is at or near this
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington’s Birthplace (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Archeology at Popes Creek (about 300 feet away); The Memorial Area (about 400 feet away); Dairy (about 400 feet away); The Historic Area (about 500 feet away); Explore a trail network (about 600 feet away); War in the Chesapeake (about 600 feet away); “O! say can you see…” (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonial Beach.
Also see . . . George Washington Birthplace National Monument. Website of the National Park Service. (Submitted on August 8, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Colonial Era •
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