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White Post in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

White Post

 
 
White Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
1. White Post Marker
Inscription. The crossroads village of White Post grew up around the white-painted marker that Lord Fairfax had erected in the 1760s to point the way to Greenway Court (south), the nearby estate from which he managed his vast proprietary holdings including Battletown, now Berryville (north), Berry’s Ferry (east), and Stephen’s City (west). The post that gave the town its name has been replaced several times, but its form has been maintained as a village landmark and symbol of community identity for more than two centuries. Bishop William Meade was borne at White Post and later led the remarkable revival of the Episcopal Church in the decades following the War of 1812.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number T 7.)
 
Location. 39° 3.602′ N, 78° 6.105′ W. Marker is in White Post, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of Lord Fairfax Parkway (U.S. 340) and White Post Road, on the right on Lord Fairfax Parkway. Click for map. Located inside White Post Village Park at the angle formed by the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: White Post VA 22663, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1750 A.D. (approx. 0.2 miles away);
The Marker and Boy Scout Plaque in the Village Park image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
2. The Marker and Boy Scout Plaque in the Village Park
Greenway Court (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Greenway Court (approx. 1.9 miles away); Double Tollgate Fight (approx. 1.9 miles away); Double Tollgate (approx. 2 miles away); Blandy Experimental Farm (approx. 2.2 miles away); Clark County / Frederick County (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Clark County / Frederick County (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in White Post.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaces a previous T-7 placed 400 yards further South on White Post Road, at the actual post, which read, “The original white post on this spot was erected by Lord Fairfax as a guide post to Greenway Court, about 1760.”
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia Entry on Biship William Meade. (Submitted on July 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Marker Entry for the White Post. (Submitted on July 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Marker Entry for Greenway Court. (Submitted on July 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Looking Down White Post Road to the Post image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
3. Looking Down White Post Road to the Post

 
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The Bishop Meade Memorial Church image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
4. The Bishop Meade Memorial Church
Built in 1875, it is named for Bishop William Meade.
Boy Scout Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
5. Boy Scout Plaque
Reads: "This park is provided by the citizens of White Post and the Boy Scouts of Troop 11. It is through their hard work and financial support that everyone can enjoy our park. About 300 yards south of here is the White Post. The post was originally placed there by George Washington under direction of Lord Fairfax. It was erected in 1750 as a guidepost to direct strangers and travelers, on the Old Dutch Wagon Road, to Greenway Court, home of Lord Fairfax. It was also used by George Washington as a surveying marker. Around this post grew a village of 200 people. White Post is the only Historic District on the National Registry within Clarke County. Welcome to our Village."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,731 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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