Survey Benchmark in Capon Bridge
on the grounds of the Capon Bridge Library


 

During the Bicentennial of George Washington's death we set a survey benchmark on the grounds of the Capon Bridge library to commemorate the surveys made by Mr. Washington in the Cacapon River Valley. We hope to eventually have this location registered with the U. S. Geological Service.


Placing a survey benchmark on the Capon Bridge Library lawn

The survey benchmark at 813.5 feet above sea level
Benchmark at 813.5 feet above sea level.


Timeline:
  • March, 1748 George Washington makes his first trip to what is now Hampshire County to learn about surveying on the western frontier.
  • May 3, 1748 James Genn surveyed a 400 acre tract of land for Joseph Edwards adjoining James Caudy‚Äôs 358 acres
  • 11 April 1750 Mr. Washington surveyed 400 acres on Cacapon River for Joseph Edwards; granted to Robert Pugh, 23 July 1760
  • 12 April 1750 George Washington surveyed 98 acres on Cacapon River for James Caudy; granted to James Caudy, 28 May 1751