History[edit | edit source]
Constructed circa 1780 for the family of William Morton, 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.
References[edit | edit source]
- Loth, Calder (1999). Virginia Landmarks Register. University of Virginia Press. pp. 601. ISBN 978-0-813-91862-4.
Notes[edit | edit source]
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- Howe, Henry. Historical Collections of Virginia pg 233-34
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