West Virginia


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

Greenbrier County was formed in October 1777 from Botetourt and Montgomery counties in Virginia. It is now in the southeast portion of West Virginia. GW owned land in that county.

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

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

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

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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