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Horse Chestnut Tree Planted by George Washington

On one of his visits to Fredericksburg, Virginia George Washington planted thirteen Horse Chestnut Trees to represent the Thirteen Colonies during the Revolutionary War. This last living tree was located on Fauquier Street a block away from the home of his mother.

Circa 1937, the Last Horse Chestnut Tree Planted by George Washington
Old Chestnut Tree Planted by George Washington Postcard

Hobby School

Carter Street, Falmouth, Virginia

“In 1930, this 1880s log cabin was moved to its present location from the corner of Butler Road and Carter Street. The Falmouth historic community saved it with the help of noted architect Edward Donn, for they believed it was similar to the type of house where Master Hobby conducted school for young plantation boys such as George Washington.” — Stafford County Historical Society Continue reading Hobby School