Was it Ge­orge?

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The name­sake of Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton fig­ures promi­nently in the Inn at Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton’s first event of its book and lec­ture series at the Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton Theatre this Satur­day (Oct. 27) at 11 a.m..

“Young Wash­ing­ton” au­thor Peter Stark will be dis­cussing his book, about how wilder­ness and war forged Amer­ica’s found­ing fa­ther.

That said, some folks will ar­gue that Wash­ing­ton set out on his il­lus­tri­ous path in life from these very streets

of Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton, which he pur­port­edly laid out as a young sur­veyor.

“Of the more than thirty Wash­ing­tons in the United States, only this town, ‘The First Wash­ing­ton of All,’ was sur­veyed and plat­ted by Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton on the 24th day of July 1749,” states the Vir­ginia his­tor­i­cal marker erected at the town’s en­trance. “He was as­sisted by John Lonem and Ed­ward Corder as chain­men.”

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