Soldiers Rest Plantation

Submitted byFHMaster onSun, 12/18/2016 - 13:10

Soldier's Rest is a historic farmhouse located in BerryvilleClarke CountyVirginia. It was constructed about 1780 for the family of William Morton, and it was later owned and added to by Daniel Morgan, a general in the American Revolution, and by Col Griffin Taylor, a veteran of the War of 1812, perhaps giving the home its name "Soldier's Rest".

Prior to the current house being built, a smaller one stood some 200 yards away, and said to be the place where George Washington stayed when he was surveying the land here for Lord Fairfax in 1748.

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Location
.3 mi N of Fairfax Ave., approximately .5 mi. E of jct. of US 340 and VA 7, near Berryville, Virginia
State
County
GeoCoord
39°09′24″N 77°58′12″W
Owners
William Morton
Daniel Morgan
Griffin Taylor
Founded
Abt. 1780
Status
Active
NRHP Ref Number
96000579