PG Tricentennial Prince George's County:
Over 300 years of History

Drawing of Ft. Washington
Overlooking the Potomac River in southern Prince George's County is Fort Washington, ten miles downriver from Washington, D.C. Completed in 1824, it replaced an earlier fort (Fort Warburton) built in 1809 and destroyed during the War of 1812 to prevent it from falling into British hands. The point on which Fort Washington and its predecessor were built was once part of the Digges family plantation, Warburton Manor. Mount Vernon is right across the river, and George Washington dined often with the Digges family at Warburton house. This was Fort Washington about 1880, as seen in an old print. Courtesy of the D.C. Public Library.

From Prince George's County: A Pictorial History by Alan Virta. Used with permission of The Donning Company/Publishers.

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These pages were created as a part of the 1996 PG County Tricentennial celebration. Additional history resources are listed on the bibliography page. These pages are not being updated. They are now located on the Prince George's County Historical Society's web site. Contact links: web site manager - Society information. You can search the entire site through this search form.:

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