By this road, then an Indian trail, Joist Hite and his followers came to make the first permanent settlement in this section, 1732. In 1755, General Edward Braddock of the British army, accompanied by George Washington, passed here on his way to defeat and death at Fort Duquesne.
Geographic Location: Winchester
Physical Description of Location: Junction of Berryville Avenue (Virginia 7) and Battle Avenue, Winchester, VA 22601. Marker is on right when traveling west on Virginia 7.
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