Popes Creek Plantation
John Washington married Nathaniel Pope’s daughter Anne in 1658 and they had three children. Her father, Nathaniel, gave them 700 acres of good farming land near Popes Creek as a wedding gift. Over his lifetime John acquired 10,000 acres of land including 5,000 acres of land at Little Hunting Creek which later became Mount Vernon. In 1732 John Washington’s great grandson, George Washington, was born in Popes Creek Plantation - he subsequently became the first President of the United States of America.