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Virginia State Markers Standing Along US 11 At North Entrance to Winchester image, Touch for more information
By Craig Swain, August 25, 2007
Virginia State Markers Standing Along US 11 At North Entrance to Winchester
Virginia (Frederick County), Winchester — Q 4c — George Washington in Winchester
In Mar. 1748, George Washington first visited Winchester, then known as Fredericktown, as a surveyor for Lord Fairfax. Washington purchased property in Winchester in 1753 and was an unsuccessful candidate for a House of Burgesses seat here in 1755. . . . — Map (db m2663) HM
Virginia, Winchester — Q 4-k — Fort Loudoun
Here in May 1756, overlooking the frontier town of Winchester, construction began on Fort Loudoun during the period of the French and Indian War (Seven Year’s War in Europe). The fort, named for John Campbell, earl of Loudoun, was a square . . . — Map (db m2653) HM
Virginia, Winchester — George Washington Lot
Site of lot 77 purchased by George Washington May 15, 1753. Sold by his executors on June 17, 1805 to Dr. Robert MacKey, surgeon in the American Revolution. A blacksmith shop located here made iron work for Fort Loudoun. The lot was 119 ft. on . . . — Map (db m2662) HM
Virginia, Winchester — Q 4-h — George Washington’s Out-Lot
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 . . . — Map (db m2661) HM
Virginia, Winchester — Washington’s Office
While constructing Fort Loudoun, George Washington used the center room of this building as an office from the fall of 1755 until he moved into the fort in December 1756. He was a Colonel in the Virginia Militia and responsible for protecting . . . — Map (db m2648) HM

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