Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Winchester, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington's Well

 
 
George Washington's Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 28, 2009
1. George Washington's Well Marker
Inscription. This well was dug with manpower and black powder under the supervision of George Washington inside the walls of Fort Loudoun, which was established in 1756.

Dedicated October 2007 by Fort Loudoun Chapter, NSDAR
 
Erected 2007 by The Fort Loudoun Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 39° 11.341′ N, 78° 9.846′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Loudon Street and Clark Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in the backyard of Baker-Hardy House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 419 N Loudoun Street, Winchester VA 22601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Loudoun (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Loudoun (a few steps from this marker); Site of Fort Loudoun (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson’s Headquarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker
Washington's Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 14, 2010
2. Washington's Well Marker
also named Jackson’s Headquarters (about 400 feet away); Loyal Quaker and Brave Slave (about 700 feet away); George Washington Lot (approx. 0.2 miles away); President William McKinley (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Also see . . .  Washington’s Well. French and Indian War Foundation. (Submitted on May 9, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Additional comments.
1.
Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted May 27, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

 
Categories. Colonial EraMan-Made FeaturesWar, French and Indian
 
Washington's Well image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 14, 2010
3. Washington's Well
Washington's Well image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 14, 2010
4. Washington's Well
Sketch of Fort Loudoun image. Click for full size.
By Henry Howe, 1852
5. Sketch of Fort Loudoun
This picture from Henry Howe's 1852 Historical Collections of Virginia shows how Loudoun Street bisects the site of the old fort and the situation of the well inside the fort near the northwest bastion.
Baker Hardy House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 28, 2009
6. Baker Hardy House
Three markers are visible in this photo. The Washington's Well marker is barely visible behind the building. Two Fort Loudoun Markers are in front of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 9, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement