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Near Ferry Farm in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
George Washington’s Childhood Home
 
George Washington's Childhood Home Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dawn Bowen, July 14, 2007
1. George Washington's Childhood Home Marker
 
Inscription. The Washington family moved to a plantation here in 1738 when George Washington was six years old. Along with his three brothers and sister, young Washington spent most of his early life here, where, according to popular fable, he cut down his father’s cherry tree and uttered the immortal words, “I cannot tell a lie.” His father, Augustine, died here in 1743, leaving the property to him. His mother, Mary Ball Washington, lived here until 1772 when she moved to a house in Fredericksburg that Washington bought for her.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J 61.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 38° 17.752′ N, 77° 26.867′ W. Marker is near Ferry Farm, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on King’s Highway (Virginia Route 3) 0.2 miles east of Ferry Road (County Route 606), on the right. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Washington Plantation (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Civil War at Ferry Farm (about 600 feet away); Creek Delegation in Fredericksburg (about 700 feet away); The Ferries (about 700 feet away); George Washington Boyhood Home Site (about 700 feet away); Fredericksburg's Wharves and Harbor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fredericksburg City Dock (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fredericksburg City Dock (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ferry Farm.
 
Marker at entrance to farm site Photo, Click for full size
By Dawn Bowen, July 14, 2007
2. Marker at entrance to farm site
 

 
Also see . . .
1. George Washington’s Ferry Farm. (Submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.)
2. Greatest Heroes In History - George Washington (Part 1 of 3). A three part history of George Washington hosted on YouTube. (Submitted on February 13, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. Greatest Heroes In History - George Washington (Part 2 of 3). Part two of a three part history of George Washington hosted on YouTube. (Submitted on February 13, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

4. Greatest Heroes In History - George Washington (Part 3 of 3). Conclusion of a three part history of George Washington hosted on YouTube. (Submitted on February 13, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Archaeological excavation at house site Photo, Click for full size
By Dawn Bowen, July 14, 2007
3. Archaeological excavation at house site
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,041 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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