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Old 12-18-2008, 08:40 PM   #68
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Once I bagged and tagged the White House Farm marker, my gloves had not warmed up yet when I came upon this marker on the same road [ Rt 611, east / northeast of Summit Point, WV]. The marker is right in front of Jefferson Elementary School. Look for this on the north side of the road:



The Marker with the obligatory-bike-in-the-photo:



Marker:



Although most of the land George Washington owned was west of the mountains, it was today's Eastern Panhandle that captured his heart. Two years after George Washington began his surveying career at 16 years old, he used his salary as a surveyor to purchase five hundred and fifty acres along Bullskin Run in Jefferson County. Today, part of the Rock Hall Tract is now the location of the elegant Hillbrook Inn.

It was 1750 and the beginning of George's lifelong investment in the land that would become West Virginia. Ultimately, he and Lawrence acquired tens of thousands of acres in Jefferson County.

The area elected him to his first political office in the Virginia House of Burgesses.

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