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Near Ferry Farm in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George Washington Boyhood Home Site

 
 
George Washington Boyhood Home Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 13, 2008
1. George Washington Boyhood Home Site Marker
Inscription.  
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
Known as Ferry Far, the primary home of George Washington from 1738-1754, this site is uniquely associated with Washington's formative years and the stories and traditions regarding his youth that became a fundamental part of American national culture.
2000
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Erected 2000 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists.
 
Location. 38° 17.634′ N, 77° 26.88′ W. Marker is near Ferry Farm, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker can be reached from King's Highway (State Highway
Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 13, 2008
2. Visitor Center
3), on the right when traveling south. Located on the visitor center for the Washington's Boyhood Home site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington’s Childhood Home (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Washington Plantation (about 800 feet away); The Ferries (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Civil War at Ferry Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Creek Delegation in Fredericksburg (approx. ¼ mile away); 1881 (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1919 (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1820 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ferry Farm.
 
Also see . . .
1. George Washington Boyhood Home Site. The site is maintained by the George Washington Foundation (along with Kenmore in Fredericksburg). The site includes a short walking trail through the Ferry Farm site. An admission fee is charged. (Submitted on December 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Washington's Boyhood Home Found. Recent article from National Geographic detailing the archeological excavations. (Submitted on December 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Site of the Washington Farm image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 13, 2008
3. Site of the Washington Farm
Note the covered areas here. Ongoing archeological excavations are yielding clues about the country's first president.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 859 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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