Washington sowed seeds for White Post

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Posted: July 27, 2013

The Winchester Star

The White Post historical marker is in White Post Village Park at Lord Fairfax Highway (U.S. 340) and White Post Road. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
W.R. Thompson (from left), his son Billy and Pete Engle pose for a portrait at White Post's white post. “There’s been like nine of [the posts] over the years because they have either rot or got hit,” Engel said. “It’s been a little bit different shape, but it’s always been there.”
The white post in White Post is at White Post and Berry’s Ferry roads. “It’s a historical landmark,” W.R. Thompson said of the post. “I guess this wouldn’t even be a town if it wasn’t for that post. It would just be a crossroads. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

WHITE POST— While legend has it that he chopped down a cherry tree, it was a post cut from a locust tree that George Washington is said to have planted 263 years ago that sowed the first seeds of…



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