White Post

White Post (HMH8)

Location: White Post, VA 22663 Clarke County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 3.602', W 78° 6.105'

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The crossroads village of White Post grew up around the white-painted marker that Lord Fairfax had erected in the 1760s to point the way to Greenway Court (south), the nearby estate from which he managed his vast proprietary holdings including Battletown, now Berryville (north), Berry's Ferry (east), and Stephen's City (west). The post that gave the town its name has been replaced several times, but its form has been maintained as a village landmark and symbol of community identity for more than two centuries. Bishop William Meade was borne at White Post and later led the remarkable revival of the Episcopal Church in the decades following the War of 1812.
HM NumberHMH8
Marker NumberT 7
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 9:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 750774 N 4327437
Decimal Degrees39.06003333, -78.10175000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 3.602', W 78° 6.105'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 3' 36.12" N, 78° 6' 6.30" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 34 US-340, White Post VA 22663, US
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