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Old 01-10-2009, 09:12 PM   #125
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This marker is in Gerrardstown, Berkeley County WV, on Rt 51 just west of the intersection of Dominion Road.

This community still has a number of buildings dating back into the 1700's in various conditions. Designated a National Historic District in 1991.

Of the notable people resting in the Gerrardstown cemeteries lies Ward Hill Lamon, one time law partner, friend and bodyguard of Pres. Abe Lincoln.
Reported to frequently wrap himself in a cloak and sleep on the floor in front of the Presidents bedroom door, he was in Richmond on assignment the night of Lincoln's assassination.
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