At first called Fredericktown, it was founded in 1744, near a Shawnee Indian village, by Colonel James Wood, a native of the English city of Winchester. The town was situated in Lord Fairfax's proprietary of the Northern Neck. It was chartered in 1752.
Geographic Location: Winchester
Physical Description of Location: 1017 Millwood Pike (US 50), 200 feet east of intersection with Front Royal Pike (US 522), Winchester, VA 22602.
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