| The Shenandoah Valley is filled with history and magnificent views. |
George Washington, in his capacity as a surveyor, traveled and measured much of the land in the northern Shenandoah Valley.
Daniel Morgan, an American Revolutionary army officer (made brigadier general in 1780 and defeated a large British force at Cowpens, S.C.) led Virginia militiamen in 1794 to help
suppress the Whiskey Rebellion. His home - Soldier's Rest - is a few miles from Winchester. He is buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetary in Winchester.
Looking down from Bolivar Heights at the confluence of the Shenandoah and the Potomac rivers, Thomas Jefferson claimed to have experienced the most beautiful view in America.
Literally dozens of Civil War battles were waged up and down the valley as the City of Winchester changed hands at least seventy-two times during the terrible conflict.
The area is replete with streams and rivers, mountains and vales. Fishing, canoeing, hang gliding, Civil War sites and re-enactments, historic buildings and tours -- it is all here.
As temperatures decline in the Fall, the trees begin their beautiful transformation to reds and yellows and orange.
It is the hope of Historic Properties that we can help you find and enjoy some of this rich heritage and beauty.