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Place Name County State Country Place Type
Albemarle County, Virginia Albemarle County (Va.) Virginia United States County
Alexandria, Virginia Virginia United States City/Town
Allan's ordinary (Va.) Virginia United States Tavern/Ordinary
Annapolis, Maryland Anne Arundel County (Md.) Maryland United States City/Town
Anne Arundel County, Maryland Anne Arundel County (Md.) Maryland United States County
Antigua (West Indies) Country

Antigua is an island in the West Indians. While the French captured the West Indian island of Dominica in September 1778, and the islands of St. Christopher (now St. Kitts), Montserrat, and Nevis ... Read More

Arell's (Arrol's) tavern (Alexandria, Va.) Fairfax County (Va.) Virginia United States Tavern/Ordinary

Arell's tavern was located in Alexandria, Virginia, and was owned by Richard Arell.

Armstead's ordinary United States Tavern/Ordinary
Augusta County, Virginia Augusta County (Va.) Virginia United States County
Augusta Springs (Hot Springs; now Warm Springs, Bath County, Va.) Bath County (Va.) Virginia United States City/Town

The springs referred to as "Augusta Springs" included the Hot Springs, or Little Warm Springs as it was then called, in Augusta County, Va. (now Bath County, Va.). Augusta Springs is now ... Read More

Ayscough's tavern (Williamsburg, Va.) James City County (Va.), York County (Va.) Virginia United States Tavern/Ordinary

Christopher Ayscough and his wife Anne (both died c.1772) opened a tavern on Francis Street about 100 yards south of the Capitol in Williamsburg, Virginia. Before Governor Fauquier died in March, ... Read More

Baltimore, Maryland Maryland United States City/Town
Bank of Alexandria Fairfax County (Va.) Virginia United States Bank

GW in 1795 and 1796 bought a total of twenty-five shares in the Bank of Alexandria, fifteen for $200 a share and ten for $197 a share  (see Ledger C, 36).

Barbados (West Indies) Barbados Country

In 1751, George Washington traveled with his older half brother, Lawrence Washington, to Barbados. Lawrence had been in poor health with a lung ailment and they traveled with the hope of finding a ... Read More

Belvoir (estate; Fairfax County, Va.) Fairfax County (Va.) Virginia United States Estate/Farm/Plantation/Residence

Belvoir, George William Fairfax's estate, was located on the west bank of the Potomac River not far from Mount Vernon.

See also: Fields, Mason Faulkner. "Belvoir." The Digital ... Read More

Benedict, Maryland Charles County (Md.) Maryland United States City/Town

A shipping town on the Patuxent River in Maryland, Benedict was about thirty miles south and east of Mount Vernon.

Berkeley County (Va., now W.Va.) West Virginia United States County

Berkeley County was formed in 1772 from the northern part of Frederick County, Va., and is now part of West Virginia.

Berkeley Springs (Bath, Warm Springs; Va., now W.Va.) Morgan County (W.Va.) Virginia, West Virginia United States City/Town

Berkeley Springs, also known in the eighteenth century as Warm Springs or Bath, is in present-day Morgan County, West Virginia.

James Rumsey worked on building a house for GW at Bath from ... Read More

Blackmore's tavern (Va.) Virginia United States Tavern/Ordinary
Bladensburg, Maryland Prince George's County (Md.) Maryland United States City/Town
Boston, Massachusetts Suffolk County (Mass.) Massachusetts United States City/Town
Botetourt County, Virginia Botetourt County (Va.) Virginia United States County

In 1772, Fincastle County was formed from Botetourt County on the north side of the Great Kanawha River. Later, in 1789, a section of Botetourt County was added to Montgomery County.

Bristol, England England City/Town
Brown's ordinary (Va.) Virginia United States Tavern/Ordinary
Bruin's ordinary (Winchester, Va.) Frederick County (Va.) Virginia United States Tavern/Ordinary

Bruin's ordinary was run by Bryan Bruin who lived in Winchester, Virginia.

Bush's ordinary (Winchester, Va.) Frederick County (Va.) Virginia United States Tavern/Ordinary

This ordinary was located in Winchester, Virginia, and was run by Philip Bush (c.1733-1812)

Byerley's United States Tavern/Ordinary
Cacapon River, (Va., now W.Va.) Hampshire County (Va., now W.Va.) West Virginia United States River/Creek/Stream
Cameron, Virginia Fairfax County (Va.) Virginia United States Neighborhood

Cameron was the name of the settlement or neighborhood which began at the junction of several major roads leading into Alexandria, between one and two miles west of town, and thence extending ... Read More

Carlisle, Pennsylvania Cumberland County (Pa.) Pennsylvania United States City/Town
Caroline County, Virginia Caroline County (Va.) Virginia United States County
Carrol's United States Tavern/Ordinary
Castle William (Fort Adams; Fort Independence), Massachusetts Suffolk County (Mass.) Massachusetts United States Fort

Castle William was an island fortress in Boston Harbor. It was located on Castle Island that lay a short distance off Dorchester Point at the eastern end of Dorchester Neck. Castle William became ... Read More

Cedar Point, Maryland Maryland United States
Charles County, Maryland Charles County (Md.) Maryland United States County
Charlestown, Maryland Cecil County (Md.) Maryland United States City/Town

Charlestown, Md., originally a port on the Northeast River, was the county seat of Cecil County, Md., until 1786, when the courthouse was moved to Elkton (Head of  Elk). GW had breakfast there on ... Read More

Chester, Pennsylvania Delaware County (Pa.) Pennsylvania United States City/Town

Chester, Pennsylvania is at the point where Chester Creek flows into the Delaware River, about three miles above Marcus Hook, and about fourteen miles below Philadelphia.

Chew's tavern (Alexandria, Va.) Fairfax County (Va.) Virginia United States Tavern/Ordinary

John and Mercy Chew kept a tavern in Alexandria; GW’s “Club” was the total charges for his entertainment at the tavern.

Chiswell's ordinary New Kent County (Va.) Virginia United States Tavern/Ordinary

Chiswell’s ordinary was on the road in New Kent County, about fifteen [183] miles from Williamsburg and less than that from the residence of Martha Custis at the White House plantation on the ... Read More

City Tavern (Philadelphia, Pa.) Pennsylvania United States Tavern/Ordinary

The City Tavern, which Daniel Smith opened in 1774, was a popular place for members of Congress to meet and dine after their sessions. Standing on the west side of Second Street above Walnut, it ... Read More

Colchester, Virginia Fairfax County (Va.) Virginia United States City/Town

Located on Occoquan Creek, Colchester was a settlement of Scottish merchants approximately eight miles from Mount Vernon.

Coleman's ordinary (Loudoun County, Va.) Loudoun County (Va.) Virginia United States Tavern/Ordinary

Richard Coleman and his son John ran an ordinary on the Leesburg road at Sugar Land Run.

Coleman's tavern (Caroline County, Va.) Caroline County (Va.) Virginia United States Tavern/Ordinary

Coleman’s tavern was at Caroline Court House, just off the main road and halfway between Fredericksburg and Todd’s Bridge. The tavern was owned by Francis Coleman ( ... Read More

College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.) New Jersey United States College/University

The College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) was founded in 1746, and had as its main objective to train ministers. John Witherspoon, whom GW had known since before the Revolution, served ... Read More

Combs's ordinary (Frederick County, Va.) Frederick County (Va.) Virginia United States Tavern/Ordinary

Joseph Combs operated a ferry across the Shenandoah River in Frederick County, and in 1759 he received a license to have an ordinary at his ferry landing.

Corotoman (plantation; Lancaster County, Va.) Lancaster County (Va.) Virginia United States Estate/Farm/Plantation/Residence

Corotoman was a plantation on the Rappahannock River in the Northern Neck. Charles Carter (1732–1806) inherited both the Corotoman plantation and Shirley plantation on the James River.

Dansie's ordinary (King William County, Va.) King William County (Va.) Virginia United States Tavern/Ordinary

Thomas Dansie ran an ordinary and a ferry, both of which were located on the King William side of the Pamunkey River. GW often stopped at Dansie's ordinary when travelling between Mount ... Read More

Delaware Delaware United States State
Dismal Swamp Gates County (N.C.) North Carolina, Virginia United States Swamp

The Dismal Swamp, a densely wooded swamp, covered over 2,000 square miles in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina between Chesapeake Bay and Albemarle Sound. It is geologically ... Read More

Doncastle's tavern (James City County, Va.) James City County (Va.) Virginia United States Tavern/Ordinary

Thomas Doncastle’s tavern in James City County was on the road from Claiborne’s ferry about fifteen miles from Williamsburg.

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