Jost Hite and Winchester

Jost Hite and Winchester (HMTY)

Location: Winchester, VA 22603
Country: United States of America

N 39° 11.287', W 78° 6.737'

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German emigrant Jost Hite and about 16 other German and Scots-Irish families from Pennsylvania came to this region in 1732, creating one of the early permanent European settlements. They settled along the Opequon Creek watershed south-west of the present-day city of Winchester. Soon after their arrival, a number of other communities developed regionally, including Fredericktown, present-day Winchester. Winchester was chartered as a town in 1752. It began as a small farming community that developed into a thriving town and important trading center at the junction of several transportation arteries.
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HM NumberHMTY
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Marker NumberQ 4b
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 2:47pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 749410 N 4341625
Decimal Degrees39.18811667, -78.11228333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 11.287', W 78° 6.737'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 11' 17.22" N, 78° 6' 44.22" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2016-2052 VA-7, Winchester VA 22603, US
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