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Soldier's Rest

Soldier's Rest is a historical farmhouse located in Berryville, Clarke County, Virginia, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.


Constructed circa 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].

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[2].


  • Loth, Calder (1999). Virginia Landmarks Register. University of Virginia Press. pp. 601. ISBN 978-0-813-91862-4. 


  1. 1.0 1.1 , pg 122 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Loth" defined multiple times with different content
  2. Howe, Henry. Historical Collections of Virginia pg 233-34