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

Clickable Map of Rappahannock County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Rappahannock County, VA (45) Culpeper County, VA (139) Fauquier County, VA (110) Madison County, VA (48) Page County, VA (86) Warren County, VA (43)  RappahannockCounty(45) Rappahannock County (45)  CulpeperCounty(139) Culpeper County (139)  FauquierCounty(110) Fauquier County (110)  MadisonCounty(48) Madison County (48)  PageCounty(86) Page County (86)  WarrenCounty(43) Warren County (43)
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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1Virginia (Rappahannock County), Washington — A Skyline Drive for a Bird's-Eye ViewShenandoah National Park
"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
2Virginia (Rappahannock County), Washington — A Tale of Two MillsTrading and Burial Grounds
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
3Virginia (Rappahannock County), Washington — Banks’s Grand ReviewRuffles, Flourishes, Drills and Heat
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
4Virginia (Rappahannock County), Washington — Come Back When You Have More TimeShenandoah National Park
”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
5Virginia (Rappahannock County), Washington — C-10 — Ellerslie
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
6Virginia (Rappahannock County), Washington — Kitty PayneFreedom Lost and Regained
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
7Virginia (Rappahannock County), Washington — Music, Omens, and DestinyHeth’s Camp — Gettysburg Campaign —
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
8Virginia (Rappahannock County), Washington — Range View
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
9Virginia (Rappahannock County), Washington — The Town of Washington, VirginiaThe First Washington of All
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
10Virginia (Rappahannock County), Washington — C-9A — Washington, VirginiaThe First of Them All
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
11Virginia (Rappahannock County), Washington — C-5 — Washington, VirginiaThe First of Them All
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
Apr. 18, 2021