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Place Name County State Country Place Type
Monongahela River (Pa./W.Va.) Pennsylvania, West Virginia United States River/Creek/Stream

The 130 mile Monongahela River flows generally north in Pennsylvania and joins the Allegheny at Pittsburgh to form the Ohio. The Cheat River enters the Monongahela from the right, or east, near ... Read More

Montgomery County tract (Md.) Maryland United States Tract

Washington took possession of the 519–acre tract in Montgomery County, Md. in April 1793. The land was one half of Woodstock Manor which John Mercer’s wife, Sophia Sprigg Mercer, had inherited ... Read More

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

The Mount Vernon estate, located on the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia, was the home of George and Martha Washington.

See also: "Growth of Mount Vernon." The ... Read More

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

Nanjemoy was a village in Charles County, Maryland. It was described by an English traveler who saw it in 1774, as "a small Village of about five houses" lying west of Nanjemoy Creek. ... Read More

Nansemond County, Virginia Nansemond County (Va.) Virginia United States County

GW, Fielding Lewis, and Dr. Thomas Walker purchased land from Joseph Jones and James Wright in 1766 that was located in what was then known as Nansemond County, on or near Nansemond River. That ... Read More

New Kent County, Virginia New Kent County (Va.) Virginia United States County
New Town, Virginia Frederick County (Va.) Virginia United States City/Town

New Town, now called Stephens City, is in Frederick County, about 7 miles south of Winchester. It was known as Stephensburg.

Newcastle, Virginia Hanover County (Va.) Virginia United States City/Town

Newcastle, also spelled New Castle, was an important colonial trading center located on the Pamunkey River in eastern Hanover County, northeast of Richmond.

Newport, Rhode Island Newport County (R.I.) Rhode Island United States City/Town
Norfolk, Virginia Virginia United States City/Town
Patapsco River (Md.) Maryland United States River/Creek/Stream

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

Patuxent, Maryland Charles County (Md.) Maryland United States City/Town
Perkins's (Parkins's) mill, Virginia Frederick County (Va.) Virginia United States Mill

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.

Perquimans County, North Carolina North Carolina United States County

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).

Piscataway, Maryland Prince George's County (Md.) Maryland United States City/Town

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

Popes Creek (plantation; Westmoreland County, Va.) Westmoreland County (Va.) Virginia United States Estate/Farm/Plantation/Residence

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

Port Royal, Virginia Caroline County (Va.) Virginia United States City/Town

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

Portsmouth, Virginia Virginia United States City/Town
Raleigh Tavern (James City County, Va.) James City County (Va.) Virginia United States Tavern/Ordinary

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

Raystown (Raes Town), Pennsylvania Bedford County (Pa.) Pennsylvania United States City/Town

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

Richmond, Virginia Virginia United States City/Town
Rock Hall, Maryland Kent County (Md.) Maryland United States City/Town

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

Schuylkill River (Pa.) Philadelphia County (Pa.) Pennsylvania United States River/Creek/Stream

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

Scotland Scotland Country
Seneca Falls (Va.) Virginia United States Rapids/Waterfalls

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

Shenandoah County, Virginia Shenandoah County (Va.) Virginia United States County
Shenandoah Falls (Potomac River; W.Va.) West Virginia United States River/Creek/Stream

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

Shenandoah tract (Frederick County, Va.) Frederick County (Va.) Virginia United States Tract

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

St. Kitts (West Indies) Country

St. Kitts, formally known as St. Christopher, is an island in the West Indies.

Stafford County, Virginia Stafford County (Va.) Virginia United States County
Susquehanna River (Pa.) Pennsylvania United States River/Creek/Stream
Truro Parish glebe Fairfax County (Va.) Virginia United States Glebe

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

Truro Parish, Virginia Fairfax County (Va.) Virginia United States Parish
Urbanna, Virginia Middlesex County (Va.) Virginia United States City/Town

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

Washington (D.C.) DC United States City/Town

Washingtin (D.C.) was referred to as the Federal City during GW's time.

Washington County, Pennsylvania Washington County (Pa.) Pennsylvania United States County
West Indies Region
West Point, Virginia King William County (Va.) Virginia United States City/Town

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

Westmoreland County, Virginia Westmoreland County (Va.) Virginia United States County

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.

Woodstock Manor (estate; Montgomery County, Md.) Montgomery County (Md.) Maryland United States Estate/Farm/Plantation/Residence

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

Youghiogheny River (Pa./Md./W.Va.) Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia United States River/Creek/Stream

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.

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