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Peter Burr House
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Hays Gerrard House
Mill's Gap
Sleep Creek Wildlife Management Area
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Spruce Pine Hollow Park
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Harewood is the home of Samuel Washington, younger brother of George Washington. The house, constructed of native gray limestone, is believed to have been designed by colonial architect John Ariss. Harewood was completed in 1770.

Samuel was the first of the Washington family to take residence in this area. On February 5, 1771, he was appointed a justice of the peace for Frederick County and a vestryman for Norborne Parish. He served as a colonel in the local militia. He died in 1781 and is buried in a family graveyard on the property. At the time of his death, Samuel owned over 3,800 acres of land, of which 268 acres remain as part of Harewood today.

In 1794, Dolley Payne Todd, sister of Lucy Payne Washington, wife of Samuel’s son George Steptoe Washington who inherited Harewood, married James Madison at Harewood. The paint on the drawing room walls is original. The marble mantlepiece in this room was a gift to George Washington from the Marquis de Layfayette. In 1796, the future King of France, Louis Phillipe, and his brother were entertained at Harewood while on a tour of “the West.”

Harewood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is the only Washington home in Jefferson County that has remained in the Washington family. It is a private residence, but visitors are welcome to enter the driveway and photograph the exterior.

Location: 2.8 miles west of Charles Town on the south side of WV51

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