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Winchester, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George Washington

 
 
George Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
1. George Washington Marker
Inscription.  In March of 1748, George Washington, at age sixteen, arrived in Winchester, then called Frederick Town. During the next four years, he worked as a surveyor throughout the colonial Virginia frontier.
 
Erected 2004 by Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1748.
 
Location. 39° 10.943′ N, 78° 10.053′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Cork Street and Braddock Street (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling west on Cork Street. Located behind the George Washington Office Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winchester VA 22601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cannon Used by George Washington (here, next to this marker); Braddock Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Washington’s Office (a few
Young George Washington Statue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
2. Young George Washington Statue
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steps from this marker); Peggy Wolfe McKee, Mary Bruce Glaize, Martha Wolfe (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Becomes a Burgess for Frederick County (within shouting distance of this marker); James R. Wilkins, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Braddock Street United Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Photos of Old Town Winchester (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Also see . . .
1. George Washington's Office Museum. (Submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society. (Submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Surveyors of Presidential Proportion. An article by Emily Vass telling about the creation of the sculpture and artist Malcolm Harlow. (Submitted on September 2, 2010, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.) 
 
George Washington's Office image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
3. George Washington's Office
For a significant amount of his time in Winchester, George Washington maintained an office here at the corner of Cork and Braddock Streets.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,565 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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