CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - People coming to town this weekend for the Charles Town Heritage Festival will get to see the grave of the man who put Charles Town on the map.
Charles Washington, brother of George Washington, founded Charles Town and lived in the Happy Retreat mansion along Mordington Avenue.
The original Happy Retreat tract extended from the back of the home, and surrounded the spot where Washington is buried off Augustine Avenue, said Walter Washington of the Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission.
The grave eventually was separated from the Happy Retreat tract, and most recently was included in property that is part of the current Craighill Estates subdivision developed by the Arcadia Building Co., officials said.
Arcadia Building Co. agreed to donate 23 acres, which includes the site of the grave, to the City of Charles Town, Mayor Peggy Smith said.