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

Daniel Morgan House

1786

 
 
Daniel Morgan House - 1786 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
1. Daniel Morgan House - 1786 Marker
Inscription. In 1802 General Morgan died in this home built by George F. Norton in 1786. The house has been carefully nurtured over the centuries by the Boyd, Sherrard, Massie, Smith, Gaunt and Schember families.
 
Erected by City of Winchester, Virginia.
 
Location. 39° 11.167′ N, 78° 10.167′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Amherst Street and North Stewart Street on Amherst Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winchester VA 22601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Catherine B. Conrad (a few steps from this marker); Thomas, Sixth Lord Fairfax of Cameron (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Little-Holiday House (about 600 feet away); Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd (about 700 feet away); Sheridan’s Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington Lot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Braddock Street Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frederick County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
More about this marker. The marker displays a portrait of General Morgan.
 
Regarding Daniel Morgan House.
The Morgan House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
2. The Morgan House
The house was Morgan's daughters in 1802. Morgan reportedly died on his 66th birthday.
Daniel Morgan was a very active figure and land owner in early Frederick and Clarke counties, Virginia. He owned property near present day Boyce, Virginia and frequented Berryville (then Battletown), Virginia as well as Winchester. Several markers in the two counties mention Morgan's activities.
 
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 . . .
1. Biography of Daniel Morgan. From the National Parks Service site on the Battle of Cowpens, Morgan's greatest victory. (Submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Morgan Biography. When creating the lead character for the movie "The Patriot" some of Morgan's background was used as a basis. However, one could contend that Morgan's life was worthy of its own feature movie. (Submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
General Morgan's Grave in Mount Hebron Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
3. General Morgan's Grave in Mount Hebron Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,528 times since then and 164 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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