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|Whashton shown within North Yorkshire|
|Population||215 (Including Aske.2011)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
The village (with an older spelling) is sometimes cited as the origin of the family name of George Washington, the first US President. However, this origin is also claimed by the town of Washington near Newcastle upon Tyne, some 55 km north of Whashton.
The village is surrounded by farmland and has 2 main farms the Hagg which is down a track away from the main village. the farm caters for pig farming with a residential property on site (part of the Hartforth estate.) and another Whashton Farm set in the main village catering for cows.
The village has a pub 'the Hack and Spade' however that is the only village amenity apart from a post box. the village is set on several walks http://www.whashton.net/ around the surrounding Yorkshire hills. The local town is Richmond approximately 5 miles away. the village is set only a few miles off the A66.
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- Romantic Richmondshire: Being a complete account of the history, antiquities ... - Harry Speight - Google Books. Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-05-09.
- "THE ROYAL LINE OF PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON AND THE WASHINGTON FAMILY". Stavacademy.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-05-09.
- "Full text of "Warton and George Washington's ancestors"". Archive.org. Retrieved 2012-05-09.
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