“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Aldridge, West Virginia

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Location of Aldridge, West Virginia
    Jefferson County (340)
    Berkeley County (102)
    Washington County, Maryland (830)
    Clarke County, Virginia (72)
    Frederick County, Virginia (175)
    Loudoun County, Virginia (252)
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1West Virginia (Jefferson County), Aldridge — "Locust Hill"
A half mile southwest is the mansion built by John B. and Lucy Washington Packette in 1840. The center of conflict between Generals Early and Sheridan on August 21, 1864. Marks of the cannonading and musketry fire are yet visible. — Map (db m157729) HM
2West Virginia (Jefferson County), Aldridge — Cameron's Depot
Here, August 21, 1864, General Philip H. Sheridan's Federal forces were defeated by General Jubal A. Early. The fighting swept over such fine old estates as Harewood, Sulgrave, Tuscawillow, Cedar Lawn, and Locust Hill, still marked by shot and shell. — Map (db m157728) HM
3West Virginia (Jefferson County), Aldridge — Cameron's Depot Engagement"What news now?" — 1864 Valley Campaign —
(Preface): The Federal offensive in the Shenandoah Valley begun in May 1864 faltered in the summer with Confederate victories and Gen. Jubal A. Early's Washington Raid in July. Union Gen. Philip H. Sheridan took command in August, defeated . . . — Map (db m159430) HM
4West Virginia (Jefferson County), Aldridge — Cedar Lawn
1½ mi. S is 1825 home of John T. A. Washington, a great nephew of the 1st president. Land part of "Harewood" plot of Sam’l Washington, a brother of George. Original site of 1780 home "Berry Hill." — Map (db m159500) HM
5West Virginia (Jefferson County), Aldridge — Harewood
Erected in 1771. The home of Colonel Samuel Washington, County Lieutenant. His brother General George Washington visited here and General Lafayette and Luis Phillipe of France were entertained here. In this house James Madison and Dolly Payne Todd . . . — Map (db m1914) HM
6West Virginia (Jefferson County), Aldridge — Locust HillHome of Lucy Washington Packette — Built 1849 —
When George Washington surveyed his brother Samuel’s Berkeley County land in preparation for the building of Harwood, the property included a sizable portion which has since been separated from the Harwood Estate. Dr. Samuel Washington, Colonel . . . — Map (db m159433) HM
7West Virginia (Jefferson County), Aldridge — Richwood Hall
The original brick house was built on land owned by Lawrence Augustine Washington, the son of Samuel Washington, George’s brother. The present mansion-house, in an excellent state of preservation, was built about 1825. During the battle of Cameron’s . . . — Map (db m1885) HM
8West Virginia (Jefferson County), Aldridge — Ruins of St. George’s Chapel
This chapel was built by devout people of (then) Frederick Parish. Frederick County, Virginia joined Col. Robert Worthington in completing it in 1769. It was first called the English Church, then Berkeley Church, then Norborne Chapel, as the parish . . . — Map (db m2026) HM
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