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

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

Originally part of Frederick County, Maryland, Georgetown was formed in 1751 as a port on the Potomac River. It is now a part of Washington, D.C.

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

GW dined at Havre de Grace on Friday, May 11, 1787, and again on Thursday, September 20, 1787.

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

John Laidler (d. 1773) ran a ferry on the Potomac that ran from a site near Lower Cedar Point in Charles County, Maryland. Laidler’s was the major ferry crossing to the Virginia shore on that part ... Read More

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

George Mann (1753–1795) operated Mann’s tavern in Annapolis, Maryland. It was also referred to as City Hotel.

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

On 5 Aug. 1785, GW spent 6 shillings at a "Tavern at Monocasy" (Ledger B, 204). "Monocasy" likely refers to the Monocacy River, since GW's diary for 5 Aug. 1785 indicates that he "Dined at a Dutch ... Read More

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

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

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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