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Soldier's Rest is a historic farmhouse located in Berryville, Clarke County, Virginia. It was constructed about 1780[1] for the family of William Morton, it was later owned and added to by Daniel Morgan, a general in the American Revolution, and by Col Griffin Taylor, a veteran of the War of 1812, perhaps giving the home its name "Soldier's Rest".[1][2]

Prior to the current house being built, a smaller one stood some 200 yards away, and said to be the place where George Washington stayed when he was surveying the land here for Lord Fairfax in 1748.[3]


It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

  • Loth, Calder (1999). Virginia Landmarks Register. University of Virginia Press. pp. 601. ISBN 978-0-8139-1862-4. 

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 , pg 122
  2. Maral S. Kalbian and J. Daniel Pezzoni (January 1996). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Soldier's Rest". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/registers/Counties/Clarke/021-0073_Soldier%27s_Rest_1996_Final_Nomination.pdf.  and Rest_Photos.htm Accompanying photo
  3. Howe, Henry. Historical Collections of Virginia pg 233-34
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