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About 5 P.M. on September 19, 1864, the final, chaotic stages of the Third Battle of Winchester engulfed this area. After a day of combat east and north of the city, Confederate Gen. Jubal Early's outnumbered men were flanked, broken, and forced t…
Between 1900 and 1930, the population of Winchester more than doubled as the result of the town's industrial growth. The Virginia Woolen Company and Lewis Jones Knitting Mill made it their practice to ensure board for their employees near the mill…
Born near Burnt Factory in Frederick Co., Virginia in 1867, Ed Johnston was determined to escape the life of a farm laborer. He learned the mechanic's trade at the Middletown Carriage Factory, and by age 25 worked in the B&O Railroad shops in Brun…
In 1875, when obvious that the city's black children were going to need a school, black Baptists who owned the Old Stone Church gave the city school board a 99-year lease on its building for $1. In return, the school board was charged with making …
Birth: June 5, 1901 Death: February 5, 1957
Dr. Finley, whose dental office was located at 232 East Piccadilly Street from 1936 until the 1950s, was the black community's only practicing dentist beginning in 1928. He also taught science and manua…
On October 29, 1999, the City of Winchester Police Sergeant Ricky Lee Timbrook was fatally wounded while in foot pursuit of a wanted suspect.
During Sergeant Timbrook's eight year career with the city, he served as …
On this site lived Mary Greenhow Lee, whose extensive diary survives as one of the most informative records of daily life in Civil War Virginia. Lee chronicled military engagements, home front hardships, and the erosion of slavery. An ardent suppo…
Congregation organized, 1800, with 40 members; Rev. William Hill, D.D., Minister; Elders: Col. Henry Beatty, John Bell, James Holliday, Joseph Gamble, Robert Gray.
Synod of Virginia met here, 1790. (Its second regular session) and twelve times …
The Taylor Hotel was a major stopping point for travelers because of its location on the Valley Turnpike and also was the center of town life. During the war, it was the headquarters for several commanders, including Confederate Gen. Thomas J. &qu…
Under this spot repose the remains
Thomas, Sixth Lord Fairfax of Cameron
Son of Thomas, Fifth Lord Fairfax
and Cathrine Culpeper, his wife.
Born at Leeds Castle, County Kent, England,
October 22, 1693,
Died at his proprietary of the