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Zion Episcopal Church Cemetery

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Address: Charles Town, WV
Phone Number: 3047255312
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The cemetery is the burial site for nearly 80 members of George...

The cemetery is the burial site for nearly 80 members of George Washington's family.

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History in a Graveyard

Most interesting to wander around and ponder the lives of pre-20th century people buried here. A huge number of George Washington's relatives lie in this cemetery. Though I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
atinjrab
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Charles Town, West Virginia
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Charles Town, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Most interesting to wander around and ponder the lives of pre-20th century people buried here. A huge number of George Washington's relatives lie in this cemetery. Though I haven't seen it, I believe a comprehensive listing of all burials has been made.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Geocaching brought me to this restful spot. Lots of history laid out before me. The lawns were well maintained and the headstones were made of excellent quality stone, so they're very readable.

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Thank Roger T
Catonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

The Zion Episcopal Church and Cemetery was located just 1 block from the Carriage House Inn where we were staying.The historic church has a stately dark brick with a towering steeple and the graveyard is a virtual who's,who of the Charles Town area,with over 75 members of the Washington family buried here.

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Thank Mark G
Charles Town, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Walked around this cemetery just to see who was buried here. It was on the Charles Town Ghost Tour as well and is a scary place to be at night

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Thank Bonnie H
Washington DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Historically and architecturally this church and graveyard was one of the reasons we moved to the neighborhood. It is old-world and charming. A fabulous church-yard rarely seen on this scale in the US.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

we went to it and it was surprisingly full of historic markers A big cemetery off the main road and a nice walk from the Court House

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

This is a graveyard, not a cemetery (there is a difference,) and it is fabulous! Read up a little on the history of grave art in the Victorian era and make this stop; you will be amazed at what you learn. Some of the stones date back to the 1700's and there are graves over 70 direct descendents of Washington.... More 

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Ottawa, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014

We didn't know about this cemetery till we were at the lot where John Brown was hung and a gentleman told us about it. Visited with a lady from the church who said there was over 75 descendants of George Washington. Apparently his brother Charles founded the city.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014

You have to be a real history nerd to seek out this place. The old tombstones need to be cleaned. Great project for a church youth group.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

from the Carriage Inn B and B. We walked this gem and saw all the Washingtons (George's 3 brothers and family) who are buried there. It is a nice change of pace from the hustle and bustle. It's free and it's fascinating.

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