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Washington's Western Lands


1751

Robert Dinwiddie became governor of colonial Virginia

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1752

Dinwiddie made George Washington a Virginia adjutant with the title of major.

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Jul 03, 1754

Washington's disastrous defeat at Fort Necessity began the French and Indian War

Other events that happened on or around July 03, 1754

Oct 07, 1763

George III forbade settlement west of the Alleghenies

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1763

Treaty of Paris ended French and Indian War

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1768

English Secretary of State for the Colonies authorized renegotiation of colonies’ western boundary with the Indians

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Aug, 1770

Washington began exploring along the Great Kanawha River

Dec 15, 1772

Earl of Dunmore executed patents granting lands to a number of officers and men of the First Virginia Regiment

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1780

Governor Thomas Jefferson granted 250 acres at Burning Springs in Kanawha County jointly to Washington and Andrew Lewis

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1784

Governor Benjamin Harrison granted land to Washington in present Dunbar and St. Albans, and also in present Marshall County

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Dec 14, 1799

George Washington died owning over 60,000 acres of land in Western Virginia

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