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Winchester VA

Winchester Virginia
“Greatness Begins Here”

Town of Winchester VA

Winchester VA is located in Northern Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley of Frederick County. Th city of Winchester offers many things to do for visitors to the area; such as Civil War history, The Shenandoah Apple Blossom festival, the birth place of Patsy Cline, and the downtown main street of Winchester. The downtown area is thriving with a small town and rural atmosphere with unique shopping, outdoor cafes, restaurants, historical architecture, events, museums, art galleries, music and farmers markets.

History of Winchester VA

The area of Winchester in the Shenandoah Valley was considered a sacred hunting ground and was controlled by the Iroquoian and the Sherando Indian Tribes. From 1729-!744 many Indian tribes fought over this land which ended in the Treaty of Lancaster, which also allowed colonists to use the Indian Road, also known as the Great Wagon Road.

During the French and Indian War George Washington met in Winchester with their Iroquois allies to coordinate attacks against the French. In 1770 Governor William Gooch was promoting and issuing land grants for the Lord Fairfax proprietorship. This promotion started a rush of Pennsylvania and New York immigrants to move to the area; made-up of Quakers, Germans, Scottish, and Irish settlers.

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