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Winchester City Historical Markers

Map of Virginia State Historical Marker Locations in the City of Winchester

Winchester City Historical Markers

Winchester General Interest
First Battle of Winchester (2)
Here Confederate Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Stonewall Jackson and his army, early on the morning of 25 May 1862, defeated Union Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Bank &... [click for more]

First Battle of Winchester
On May 24, 1862, Confederate forces under Major General Thomas J. Stonewall Jackson pursued Major General Nathaniel Banks' Union Army from Strasburg t... [click for more]

Fort Loudoun
Here in May 1756, overlooking the frontier town of Winchester, construction began on Fort Loudoun during the period of the Seven Years' War. The fort,... [click for more]

General Daniel Morgan~Winchester
(Obverse:) Morgan used this road in traveling from his home, Saratoga, to Winchester. He was a frontiersman, Indian fighter and the commander of Morga... [click for more]

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... [click for more]

Jackson’s Headquarters
This house was used by Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, then commanding the valley district, department of Northern Virginia, as his official headquarters... [click for more]

Lord Fairfax
Thomas Fairfax (1693-1781), sixth Baron Fairfax of Cameron, was the proprietor of the Northern Neck Proprietary, a vast land holding that lay between ... [click for more]

Mary Greenhow Lee (1819-1907)
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 c... [click for more]

Patsy Cline: Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley), world-famous singer, lived in this house. She was born in Winchester Memorial Hospital on 8 Sept. 1932. On ... [click for more]

Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd--25 October 1888-11 March 1957
Here was born and reared Richard Evelyn Byrd, aviator and polar explorer. A 1912 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, he received the Medal of Honor for the f... [click for more]

The Great Indian (and Wagon) Road
The Great Indian Road, called Philadelphia Wagon Road by many settlers, was developed by Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) warriors traveling in the 1700s thro... [click for more]

Third Battle of Winchester
Near here Early, facing east, took his last position on September 19, 1864. About sundown he was attacked and driven from it, retreating south. Presid... [click for more]