George Washington in Winchester

George Washington in Winchester (HM140)

Location: Winchester, VA 22601
Country: United States of America

N 39° 12.1', W 78° 9.31'

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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. Winchester served as Washington's headquarters from 1755 to 1758 while he commanded Virginia troops on the western frontier during the French and Indian War. He was also involved with the construction of Fort Loudoun here and a series of other frontier forts authorized by the Virginia General Assembly during this period. He represented Frederick County in the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1758 to 1765.
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HM NumberHM140
Series This marker is part of the George Washington Slept Here series
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Marker NumberQ 4c
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 3:36pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 745658 N 4343012
Decimal Degrees39.20166667, -78.15516667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 12.1', W 78° 9.31'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 12' 6.00" N, 78° 9' 18.60" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 911-927 US-11, Winchester VA 22601, US
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