Jost Hite and Winchester

Jost Hite and Winchester (HMTY)

Location: Winchester, VA 22603
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 11.287', W 78° 6.737'

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German emigrant Jost Hite and about 16 other German and Scots-Irish families from Pennsylvania came to this region in 1732, creating one of the early permanent European settlements. They settled along the Opequon Creek watershed south-west of the present-day city of Winchester. Soon after their arrival, a number of other communities developed regionally, including Fredericktown, present-day Winchester. Winchester was chartered as a town in 1752. It began as a small farming community that developed into a thriving town and important trading center at the junction of several transportation arteries.
Marker NumberQ 4b
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 2:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 749410 N 4341625
Decimal Degrees39.18811667, -78.11228333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 11.287', W 78° 6.737'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 11' 17.22" N, 78° 6' 44.22" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2016-2052 VA-7, Winchester VA 22603, US
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