George Washington was naturally introduced to a prosperous family on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was secretly taught and picked up involvement as a land surveyor, before joining the local army. He filled in as an officer in the French and Indian Wars from 1755-1758. In the wake of ascending to the rank of colonel, he surrendered his post and wedded Martha Dandridge (1731– 1802), returning as a courteous fellow agriculturist to the family estate at Mount Vernon, Virginia.
Frequently Asked Questions
Places You Should Consider
Get to know George Washington Statue
This impressive bronze equestrian portrait of George Washington (1732–1799), the first president of the United States, is the oldest sculpture in the New York City Parks collection.
George Washington Statue Photos
Add to My Connections
Say Something or Ask a Question about George Washington Statue