Richwood Hall

Richwood Hall

Infobox_nrhp | name =Richwood Hall
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caption =
location= Charles Town, West Virginia
lat_degrees = 39
lat_minutes = 17
lat_seconds = 32
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 77
long_minutes = 55
long_seconds = 51
long_direction = W
locmapin = West Virginia
area =
built =1829
architect= Unknown
architecture= No Style Listed
added = June 19, 1973cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2008-04-15|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
governing_body = Private
refnum=73001911

Richwood Hall, also known as Richwoods, is a house near Charles Town, West Virginia. The lands once belonged to George Washington, who received them from Lord Fairfax and subsequently gave to his brother, Samuel Washington. It was Samuel's son, Lawrence Augustine Washington, who built or moved into the house with his bride, Mary Dorcas Wood, in 1797. This original house now forms a wing of the present enlarged house. The Washingtons lived at Richwoods until 1802, when they sold the property to Smith Slaughter. By 1829 the house had been enlarged, either by Slaughter or his successor, Joseph Shewater. In any case, materials, including bricks and carved wood were imported from England.

At the time of the American Civil War the property belonged to John R. Flagg. Forces under the command of General Jubal A. Early fired from Richwood Hall at Union forces under Sheridan at Locust Hill. citation|title=PDFlink| [http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/jefferson/73001911.pdf National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Richwood Hall] |6.11 MB|date=October 6, 1972author=Ted McGee|publisher=National Park Service]

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