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A history note - Did you know that...
George Washington crossed and re-crossed the Garrett County area many times. The first recorded date was 1748, when he came to the Fairfax Stone monument as part of a survey crew. Peter Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson's father was on the same survey crew. Washington's last visit to Garrett County was in 1784.
Quite often, George Washington would be accompanied on these trips by his nephew, Bushrod Washington. Bushrod's daughter married a British Army soldier named Biggs, who had deserted that army and fought on the American side during the Revolutionary War. Biggs and his wife moved westward, settling along the Cheat River. Her children purchased land in Garrett County and settled in the Ryan’s Glade area.
From the history notes of John A. Grant - Garrett County Historical Society Museum.