Fleeter Log #149
2009 Sept 19
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The Northern Neck may be a peninsula, but it is not The Peninsula. Of the three peninsulas that make up the shoreline between Jamestown and the Potomac, the Northern Neck is, indeed, the northern most. And the Middle Peninsula is actually the middle of the three. The peninsula on the southern end closer to Jamestown is simply The Peninsula. It's apparent by the inconsistency of the names that those with the naming powers weren't interested in coming together in harmonious accord and simply come up with three names that sounded like they might be found on the map next to each other as neighbors. No, they couldn't even agree on using the term Neck or Peninsula. Sounds like how politicians are running the country today ... no clue what harmonious accord might mean or how to incorporate it into the running of the country. No, in politics it's all about winning, not about using common sense to do what's best for the country.
|Northern Neck Bottling Company in Montross, Virginia|
|Westmoreland County Courthouse|
|Hwy 3 (Kings Hwy) in Montross, Virginia|
|Rices Hotel & Houghletts Tavern|
|Old Jail of Northumberland County, Virginia|
Instead, they meet together at the curb.
The Old Clerk's Office (circa 1797) has been restored and is home to the Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library.
George Washington's mother, Mary Ball Washington, was born just eight miles from here. Being the mother of the Father of our Country ... Does this make Mary Ball Washington the Grandmother of our Country?
The Old Jail is also a part of the Mary Ball Washington historic site.