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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Washington, Virginia
Location of Washington, Virginia
► Rappahannock County (45) ► Culpeper County (139) ► Fauquier County (110) ► Madison County (48) ► Page County (86) ► Warren County (43)
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|"It is a wonderway over which the tourist will ride comfortably in his car while he is stirred by a view as exhilarating as the aviator may see from the plane." Senator Harry F. Byrd, Virginia
When construction began on Skyline Drive . . . — — Map (db m134291) HM|
|During the Civil War, two mills stood on the Rush River in this vicinity on the property of John Jett, who resided at Ellerslie half a mile south of here. They included the Avon Mill before you and the Jett Mill (no longer standing), located half a . . . — — Map (db m31910) HM|
|In July and August, 1862, the Union Army of Virginia’s 2nd Corps under Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks
camped in and around Little Washington. Col.
Charles E.F. Collis’s Zouaves, noted for their
French-style red and blue uniforms, served as
Banks’s . . . — — Map (db m77529) HM|
|”Park roads are for leisurely driving only. If you are in a hurry you might do well to take another route now, and come back when you have more time.” From an early National Park Service brochure
This is no . . . — — Map (db m134299) HM|
|One-half mile southeast of this location is Ellerslie, which was built in 1814 by French Huguenot Col. John Jett and his wife Hannah Calvert for their son James Jett, Jr., on a 1,000-acre tract. In 1749, George Washington named Jett Street in the . . . — — Map (db m8371) HM|
In the years before the Civil War, Virginia’s laws restricted free blacks and also tightened the legal grip on slaves. Some blacks, however, struggled through the system to freedom, just as many slaves wended their way to Union lines during the . . . — — Map (db m31191) HM|
| After Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s stunning victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863, he led the Army of Northern
Virginia west to the Shenandoah Valley, then north through central Maryland and across the Mason-Dixon Line into
Pennsylvania. . . . — — Map (db m77528) HM|
|From here you can see a rare Skyline Drive view, a look southwestward down the length of the Blue Ridge. Many of Shenandoah National Park's highest peaks are visible here, including Stony Man, the northernmost Blue Ridge peak to rise above 4,000 . . . — — Map (db m106702) HM|
Surveyed and platted by George Washington with the assistance of John Lonem and Edward Corder, as chainmen; August 4, 1749.
Organized and established as a town by the General Assembly of Virginia, December 14, 1796.
Incorporated as a . . . — — Map (db m166355) HM|
|One of more than thirty Washingtons in the United States, only this town, “The First Washington of All,” was surveyed and platted by George Washington on the 24th day of July (old style) 1749. He was assisted by John Lonem and Edward . . . — — Map (db m8296) HM|
|Of the 28 Washingtons in the United States, the “records very conclusively disclose” that this town, “the first Washington of all,” was surveyed and platted by George Washington on the 24th of July (old style), 1749. He was . . . — — Map (db m86264) HM|