White Post, Virginia: George Washington's Street Pole

The town of White Post got its name from a 10-foot-tall white post with a bell on top that stands in the middle of its main intersection. An attached plaque claims that it was put there by a young George Washington.
Address:
White Post Rd, White Post, VA
Directions:
Downtown (it's a tiny town) in the middle of the intersection of Hwy 628/Berrys Ferry Rd and Hwy 628/White Post Rd.
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George Washington's Street Pole

The post [after which the town of White Post is named] stands in the middle of a very tiny intersection. The plaque stated that George Washington erected it in 1750. My son remarked how it seems to be in very good shape after 268 years. It was cool to stand where George Washington (possibly) stood. It's only four minutes from Dinosaur Land, and we passed an emu farm on the way, so there's that.

[Geoff Gingerich, 07/05/2018]
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