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The Patapsco River is formed about twenty miles west of Baltimore, flowing about sixty-five miles southeast to the Chesapeake Bay. On 6 May 1775, while traveling to Philadelphia to attend the ... Read More

The sale of the Truro Parish glebe (and church plate) was necessitated by the creation of Cameron Parish (1749) and Fairfax Parish (1765) out of Truro and was authorized by an act of the assembly ... Read More

Rock Hall is on the Chesapeake Bay in Kent County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. GW passed through there in April and May 1784, on his travel to, and return from, Philadelphia, where he attended the ... Read More

Isaac Perkins (Parkins) of Winchester, a captain in the militia and a leading citizen of Frederick County, had been operating his mill just outside Winchester since the 1740s.

The Schuylkill River is located in Pennsylvania. Webb's Ferry was used to cross in Schuylkill in 1777.

Urbanna is in Middlesex County, near Rosegill, the home of Ralph Wormley.

In 1766 GW and Fielding Lewis, Sr., purchased from Marmaduke Norfleet 1,093½ acres in Perquimans County, N.C., which is located in the northeastern part of the state (see Ledger A, 239).

Seneca Falls, or Rapids, is located about five miles above the Great Falls of the Potomac River. Seneca Falls begins just below the mouth of Seneca Creek, near the Fairfax-Loudoun county line. ... Read More

Washington, D.C., was referred to as the Federal City during GW's time.

Piscataway is in Prince George’s County, Maryland, southeast of Mount Vernon.

GW’s half brother Augustine Washington (1720–1762) lived at Popes Creek.

See also: Santelli, Stephen. "Popes Creek." The Digital Encyclopedia of George Washington. Accessed October ... Read More

The Shenandoah Falls run about two miles down the Potomac River from Elk’s Run to the mouth of the Shenandoah River.

West Point, Virginia is located where the Pamunkey and Mattaponi rivers join to form the York river.

Port Royal was a small port town on the Rappahannock River downstream from Fredericksburg.

The Shenandoah tract was 6500 acres on the Shenandoah river, Snicker's ordinary, and was owned by George Mercer. When Mercer sold the tract in 1774, Washington purchsed two of the lots which ... Read More

GW was born at Pope's Creek, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. In March 1762, GW to Westmoreland for the funeral of his half brother Augustine Washington.

GW acquired one half of Woodstock Manor as part of the tract in Montgomery County, Maryland in April 1793. Orginally inherited by Sophia Sprigg Mercer, from her father Robert Sprigg, it was used ... Read More

Anthony Hay, who was a cabinetmaker in Williamsburg, bought the Raleigh Tavern from William Trebell in 1767. He kept the tavern until his death in 1770. James Barrett Southall then became host at ... Read More

The Youghiogheny River runs into the Monongahela about fifteen miles above Pittsburgh. Washington's Bottom, a 1,644 acre tract, was located on the western banks of the Youghiogheny River.

Raystown, now Bedford (Pa.), was located about thirty-five miles north of Fort Cumberland.


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