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White Post in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1750 A.D.

 
 
Marker on the White Post image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
1. Marker on the White Post
The wording is very similar to the original Virginia State Marker T-7 which previously stood nearby.
Inscription. This post was originally placed here by George Washington under the direction of Lord Fairfax. It was erected in 1750 as a guidepost to direct strangers and travelers on the Old Dutch Wagon Road to Greenway Court, the home of Lord Fairfax.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 39° 3.432′ N, 78° 6.224′ W. Marker is in White Post, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of White Post Road and Berry’s Ferry Road, in the median on White Post Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Post VA 22663, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Post (approx. ¼ mile away); Greenway Court (approx. 1.2 miles away); Double Tollgate Fight (approx. 1.8 miles away); Double Tollgate (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Greenway Court (approx. 2.1 miles away); Clark County / Frederick County (approx. 2.2 miles away); Blandy Experimental Farm (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Clark County / Frederick County (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Post.
 
Categories. Colonial EraRoads & Vehicles
 
The White Post image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
2. The White Post
Sign Point to Greenway Court and Battletown image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
3. Sign Point to Greenway Court and Battletown
Apparently the signs for Berry's Ferry and Stephen's City are broken off.
The White Post Post Office, 1913 - 1959 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 29, 2009
4. The White Post Post Office, 1913 - 1959
The Livery Stable and General Store, 1797 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 29, 2009
5. The Livery Stable and General Store, 1797
Local folk avow the plaque on this building is completely Spurious.
Livery Stable and General Store image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 29, 2009
6. Livery Stable and General Store
Fairfax Coat of Arms image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 29, 2009
7. Fairfax Coat of Arms
On the wall of the "Livery Stable and General Store"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,593 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 18, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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