New Kent County - Four Centuries of Historic Driving Tours 

Martha Dandridge Custis Washington - First First Lady of the United States

 

 

 

 

 





Martha Dandridge was born on June 2, 1731 at Chestnut Grove in New Kent County, where she lived until her marriage to wealthy Daniel Parke Custis at age 18.  The marriage took place at St. Peter's Church.  She and her husband lived at White House until his death in 1757.  She married George Washington in 1759 in New Kent County, and followed him to the battlefield and the Presidency.  Martha Dandridge Custis Washington died on May 22, 1802.

Biography of Martha Washington
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington
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Virginia Indians - Virginia's First People

Captain John Smith Capture and Travels 1607-08  Driving Tour

Washington Rochambeau Route to Victory 1781
 
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Lafayette and Cornwallis 1781
 
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James Lafayette - Spy of the American Revolution


Martha Dandridge Custis Washington - First First Lady of the United States

Letitia Christian Tyler - First Lady

JEB Stuartís Ride Around the Union Army 1862
 
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Green v School Board of New Kent County 1968
 

 

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