Betty Washington

Betty Washington (HM2D6)

Location: Culpeper, VA 22701 Culpeper County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 29.267', W 77° 56.5'

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Two miles south is the grave of Betty Washington Lewis, the younger sister of George Washington. She was born in Westmoreland County in 1733 and married Fielding Lewis in May 1750, becoming his second wife. Her husband purchased land in 1752 and built their house, Kenmore, outside Fredericksburg. They had eleven children together, but only five sons and one daughter lived to adulthood. During the Revolutionary War, Fielding Lewis served in the army as a colonel and supervised a gun factory. Betty Washington died on 31 March 1797 while visiting her daughter Betty Lewis Carter in Culpeper County.
HM NumberHM2D6
Marker NumberF 12
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 9:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 243423 N 4264038
Decimal Degrees38.48778333, -77.94166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 29.267', W 77° 56.5'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 29' 16.02" N, 77° 56' 30.00" W
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Area Code(s)540, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18317-18359 US-15 Business, Culpeper VA 22701, US
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