Winchester, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Joist Hite and Braddock / Winchester
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.
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 Era • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Braddock’s Road and Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1732.
Location. 39° 11.131′ 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).
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The replacement Jost Hite and Winchester marker
Also see . . . Braddock's March. Website homepage (Submitted on September 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,385 times since then and 139 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.