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Betty Washington F-12 | Marker History

Betty Washington Marker, F-12

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.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 2000
Region: Fredericksburg-Culpeper-Warrenton and Upper Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: Culpeper County
Physical Description of Location: Stevensburg, VA 22701. Located on State Route 762 (Hwy 15), less than 1/5 of a mile west of the intersection of State Route 762 (Hwy 15) and James Madison Hwy (Hwy 15). Marker is on the left when traveling west on State Route 762 (Hwy 15).
GPS Location: 38.4887220780,-77.9383456850
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