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George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm

 
 
George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 12, 2015
1. George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Point Marker
Inscription. Located directly across the river from where you are standing is the site of the boyhood home of George Washington where he lived from the age of six until he was 20. The farm gets its name from the ferry that once crossed the river here, providing a vital link between civilization and the western frontier.

Ferry Farm is the site of the legends of George Washington and the cherry tree and his stone toss across the Rappahannock River.

Today, the boyhood home and the ferry landing are owned and preserved by The George Washington Foundation and the site is open to the public.

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(right) George Washington’s Boyhood Home, Ferry Farm, L.H. Barker © 2008. All rights reserved.
 
Erected by University of Mary Washington.
 
Location. 38° 17.781′ N, 77° 27.185′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Sophia Street and Rocky Lane, on the left when traveling south on Sophia Street. Click for map. The marker is located in the City Dock Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fredericksburg's Wharves and Harbor (here, next to this marker); Fredericksburg City Dock
George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Point Marker next to another marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 12, 2015
2. George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Point Marker next to another marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fredericksburg City Dock (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fredericksburg City Dock (within shouting distance of this marker); No Outlet (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Slave Ship Othello (about 300 feet away); The Middle Passage (about 300 feet away); The Sentry Box (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .  George Washington's Ferry Farm. The George Washington Foundation (Submitted on March 5, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Fredericksburg's Wharves and Harbor next to another marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 12, 2015
3. Fredericksburg's Wharves and Harbor next to another marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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