George Washington’s great-grandfather immigrated to the New World in 1657, married Anne Pope, and inherited land on Popes Creek tobacco farm from the wedding. This was the start of the Washington family legacy. The family considered themselves planters and profited from the tobacco, but they also served the public as sheriffs, justices, and other servicemen. From this dedicated and poised family came America’s first president, George Washington.
Born on February 22, 1732, Washington lived on that land until he was 3 years old. In 1779 the home he was born in burned down and was never rebuilt, but in 1931, Memorial House was constructed on that land to honor the Washington family.
Our pin features an image of the Memorial House. Pin it to a jacket, hat, or bag to commemorate George Washington’s birthplace.
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