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

George Washington’s Out-Lot

 
 
George Washington's Out-Lot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 15, 2007
1. George Washington's Out-Lot Marker
Inscription. Here was located George Washington’s five-acre out-lot from Thomas Lord Fairfax, Baron of Cameron, by grant of 15 May 1753. Fairfax also granted him a companion in-lot 77 at North Braddock Street and Fairfax Lane. The out-lot was number 16 of 80 in a 439-acre tract located outside Winchester and mostly north of present-day Fairfax Lane and National Avenue. Lord Fairfax had reserved the tract as a “Common for the Use and Benefit of the Inhabitants of the Town.” Washington owned both lots until his death in 1799; his executors sold them to Dr. Robert Mackey, a Revolutionary War surgeon, in 1805.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q 4-h.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 39° 11.079′ N, 78° 9.23′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of National Avenue (State Highway 7) and North Pleasant Valley Road, on the right when traveling west on National Avenue. Touch for map. Located about 50 feet west of the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road and National Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Winchester VA 22601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within
The Washington's Out-Lot Marker is just down from the National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 15, 2007
2. The Washington's Out-Lot Marker is just down from the National Cemetery
Cemetery walls are on the left side in the distance.
walking distance of this marker. Pennsylvania (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 123rd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry (about 700 feet away); Third Battle of Winchester (about 700 feet away); 14th New Hampshire Regiment (about 700 feet away); 6th Army Corps (about 800 feet away); Joist Hite and Braddock / Winchester (about 800 feet away); 114th New York Volunteer Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eighth Vermont Volunteers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Massachusetts (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thirty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
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.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
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 1,317 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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