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

Washington’s Office

 
 
Washington's Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
1. Washington's Office Marker
Inscription.  While constructing Fort Loudoun, George Washington used the center room of this building as an office from the fall of 1755 until he moved into the fort in December 1756. He was a Colonel in the Virginia Militia and responsible for protecting Virginia’s 300 mile frontier from the French and Indians.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesWar, French and Indian. 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 December 1756.
 
Location. 39° 10.949′ N, 78° 10.062′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Cork Street and Braddock Street (U.S. 11) on Cork Street. Located on the north wall of the George Washington’s Office Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32 West Cork Street, 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. Braddock Cannon (here, next to this marker); George Washington (a few steps from this marker); Cannon Used by George Washington
George Washington's Office image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
2. George Washington's Office
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(a few steps from this marker); Washington Becomes a Burgess for Frederick County (within shouting distance of this marker); Peggy Wolfe McKee, Mary Bruce Glaize, Martha Wolfe (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 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
More about this marker. Nearby is a cannon from Fort Loudoun.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  George Washington's Office Museum. Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society. (Submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Fort Loudoun Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
3. Fort Loudoun Cannon
Virginia Historic Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 28, 2020
4. Virginia Historic Landmark Plaque
<i>Washington’s Headquarters while surveying for Thomas Lord Fairfax, Winchester, Va.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
5. Washington’s Headquarters while surveying for Thomas Lord Fairfax, Winchester, Va.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,548 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on May 28, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   5. submitted on September 23, 2015. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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