|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.
|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||
Washington, D.C., was referred to as the Federal City during GW's time.
|Washington County, Pennsylvania||Washington County (Pa.)||Pennsylvania||United States||County|
|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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