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

Joist Hite and Braddock / Winchester

 
 
Jost Hite and Braddock (West Facing Side) image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 15, 2007
1. Jost Hite and Braddock (West Facing Side)
Inscription.  (West Facing Side):
Joist Hite and Braddock
By this road, then an Indian trail, Joist Hite and his followers came to make the first permanent settlement in this section, 1732. In 1755, General Edward Braddock of the British army, accompanied by George Washington, passed here on his way to defeat and death at Fort Duquesne.

(East Facing Side):
Winchester
At first called Fredericktown, it was founded in 1744, near a Shawnee Indian village, by Colonel James Wood, a native of the English city of Winchester. The town was situated in Lord Fairfax’s proprietary of the Northern Neck. It was chartered in 1752.
 
Erected 1930 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Q 4b.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock series list.
 
Location.
Winchester (East Facing Side) image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 15, 2007
2. Winchester (East Facing Side)
39° 11.131′ N, 78° 9.078′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Berryville Avenue (State Highway 7) and Battle Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Berryville Avenue. Located in a triangle formed by Berryville, Battle and Virginia Avenues. Woodland Avenue also intersects from the left (south) of the triangle. 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. George Washington’s Out-Lot (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Address by President Lincoln (approx. ¼ mile away); Pennsylvania (approx. ¼ mile away); 123rd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); Third Battle of Winchester (approx. ¼ mile away); A National Cemetery System (approx. ¼ mile away); Winchester National Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); 14th New Hampshire Regiment (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Regarding Joist Hite and Braddock / Winchester. Old markers never die! This marker was reported as “retired” by several sources. A new marker with the same number was erected in 2003 two miles east on the Berryville Pike (see link).
 
Also see . . .
1. The New Marker. (Submitted on September 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Braddock's March
Jost Hite and Braddock / Winchester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 15, 2007
3. Jost Hite and Braddock / Winchester Marker
. (Submitted on September 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Joist Hite and Braddock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
4. Joist Hite and Braddock Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,057 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on August 6, 2010, by William Richard Harrison of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on November 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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