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Blakeley was the mansion home of BW's nephew John Augustine Washington II, situated on the north fork of the Bullskin stream in what is now Jefferson County, West Virginia. John Augustine constructed the house in 1820, to be a two story masonry building with a gable roof and two chimneys. It was less than a mile from his brother's more stately home, Claymont.


Chambers, Jr., S. Allen. “‘Blakeley,’ [Charles Town, West Virginia].” Text. SAH ARCHIPEDIA, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, August 1, 2018.

fn 3. Michael Pauley, "Blakeley," National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1980), Sections 7-8.

Wayland, John Walter. The Washingtons and Their Homes. Staunton, Va.: McClure printing, 1944.