Harewood (West Virginia)

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Harewood, December 2008
Harewood (West Virginia) is located in West Virginia
Harewood (West Virginia)
Location Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Nearest city Charles Town, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°18′10″N 77°54′56″W / 39.30278°N 77.91556°W / 39.30278; -77.91556Coordinates: 39°18′10″N 77°54′56″W / 39.30278°N 77.91556°W / 39.30278; -77.91556
Architect Ariss, John
Architectural style Georgian
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73001909
Added to NRHP March 14, 1973[1]

Harewood is one of several houses in the vicinity of Charles Town, West Virginia built for members of the Washington family. The house was designed by John Ariss for Samuel Washington in 1770. Washington moved from his farm on Chotank Creek in Stafford County, Virginia to Harewood, accumulating 3,800 acres (15 km2) by the time he died in 1781.

George Washington visited the house several times. James Madison and Dolley Payne Todd were married at Harewood on September 15, 1794.[2] Dolley's sister was Lucy Washington, wife of Samuel Washington's son, George Steptoe Washington, who had inherited the estate.

The property remains in the Washington family.[3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Dolley Madison". James Madison's Montpelier. 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Charles W. Snell (August 1, 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Harewood" (pdf). National Park Service. 

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