Augustine Washington, Popes Creek Plantation, President George Washington, Wakefield, Virginia

Westmoreland County, Virginia – The Birthplace of President George Washington

The “Colonial Gardens” in front of George Washington’s birthplace.

On Febuary 22, 1732, President George Washington was born at the Popes Creek Plantation, that his father Augustine Washington had built in 1720s, in Wakefield within Westmoreland County, Virginia.

Portrait of Augustine Washington with his son George Washington.

Fifty years after the plantation was built, it was burnt down by a fire. In present day, the grounds of George Washington’s birth place is a U.S. National Park.

A State of Virginia Historical Marker shows the location of the former Popes Creek Plantation.