George Washington slept, surveyed, fought and lived here

Statue of young Virginia surveyor George Washington (photo by Sheila Scarborough)

A young George Washington spent time in Winchester, Virginia as a surveyor for the building of Fort Loudoun, and you can visit the modest log cabin where he lived and conducted business.

Bet he had to duck through the low doorway entrance, too. He was a tall guy.

Buying land nearby enabled Washington to represent the area years later in the Virginia House of Burgesses, and he also commanded troops from here during the French and Indian War.

One little modest cabin….and the launch of the first leader of a nation.

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