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Meditation Rock - Fredericksburg VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme
N 38° 18.343 W 077° 28.149
18S E 284102 N 4242620
Quick Description: The rock where George Washington's mother prayed for his safety and the safety of the country during the American Revolution War.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/28/2009 1:39:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM73QQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 5

Long Description:
One of Mary Washington's favorite places to sit and read and reflect was a large group of rocks shaded by oak trees. It is said this is where she frequently prayed for her son's and the country's safety during the Revolutionary War.

The plaque, anchored to the great rocks, reads:

MEDITATION ROCK
HERE
MARY BALL WASHINGTON PRAYED FOR THE
SAFETY OF HER SON AND COUNTRY DURING
THE DARK DAYS OF THE REVOLUTION.
THIS TABLET WAS PRESENTED BY
THE NATIONAL MARY WASHINGTON
MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION
CHARTERED FEBRUARY 22, 1890 - FEBRUARY 22, 1962)
BY WHOSE DEVOTED EFFORTS THIS MONUMENT
WAS ERECTED AND THIS SITE MAINTAINED.

The Meditation Rock is behind the Mary Washington Monument and the Gordon Cemetery on Washington Ave. in historic Fredericksburg.
Group that erected the marker: The National Mary Washington Memorial Association

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Near the intersection of Washington Avenue and Pitt Street
Fredericksburg, VA USA
22401


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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