Martha Washington's Birthplace

Martha Washington's Birthplace (HMBM0)

Location: New Kent, VA 23124 New Kent County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 31.069', W 76° 58.714'

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About two miles northeast stood Chestnut Grove, the plantation home of John and Frances Jones Dandridge, where Martha Dandridge, the eldest of eight children, was born on 2 June 1731. She lived there until 15 May 1750, when she married Daniel Parke Custis and moved to his plantation, White House, on the Pamunkey River. According to tradition, the wedding took place at Chestnut Grove. Custis died in 1757, and two years later Martha Custis married George Washington. Chestnut Grove, a two-story frame house with six rooms, burned in 1926.
HM NumberHMBM0
Marker NumberWO 18
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 5:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 325146 N 4154157
Decimal Degrees37.51781667, -76.97856667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.069', W 76° 58.714'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 4.14" N, 76° 58' 42.84" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12003 New Kent Hwy, New Kent VA 23124, US
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