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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Aldridge
Aldridge, West Virginia and Vicinity
▶ Jefferson County (340) ▶ Berkeley County (102) ▶ Washington County, Maryland (835) ▶ Clarke County, Virginia (72) ▶ Frederick County, Virginia (175) ▶ Loudoun County, Virginia (252)
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|On Middleway Pike (West Virginia Route 51) 0.3 miles west of Ambler Road, on the right when traveling west. |
|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|
|On Middleway Pike (West Virginia Route 51) at Earle Road, on the right when traveling east on Middleway Pike. |
|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|
|Near Sheriden Drive. Reported missing.|
(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|
|On Middleway Pike (West Virginia Route 51) at Earle Road on Middleway Pike. |
|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|
|On Middleway Pike (West Virginia Route 51) east of Earle Road (West Virginia Route 51/1). |
|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|
|Near Sheriden Drive just south of St. Andrews Drive, on the left when traveling south. |
|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|
|On Earle Road (County Route 51/1) south of Middleway Pike (West Virginia Route 51), on the right when traveling south. |
|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|
|On Middleway Pike (West Virginia Route 51) east of North Ridge Drive. |
|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|