Introduction to Winchester, Virginia
Winchester had its earliest settlers around 1729. They consisted primarily of Quakers, Scots-Irish homesteaders, and Germans. Jost Hite is believed to be the first German settler who arrived in this area in 1732. He brought along ten more families including a few Scots-Irish. These settlements became known as Frederick Town in 1738. The area received the city charter from the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1750 and was renamed Winchester.
Winchester and nearby Attractions
- War Memorial Building
- Town Run
- Kernstown Battlefield
- Winchester Historic District
- Winchester Recreation Park
- Glen Burnie Museum
Things To Do In Winchester
There are several points of historical interests in Winchester where visitors can learn interesting facts about local and national history. There are several parks in the city which are well equipped and provide a wide range of facilities. The city's Parks and Recreation Department organizes entertainment programs, sports tournaments, and athletic events throughout the year.
Washington Dulles International Airport is the nearest airport.
Winchester Higher Education
The local institution providing higher education is Shenandoah University. Others in the neighborhood include Lord Fairfax Community College and Shepherd College.