Soldier's Rest

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Soldier's Rest
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Soldier's Rest
Soldier's Rest is located in Virginia
Soldier's Rest
Location .3 mi N of Fairfax Ave., approximately .5 mi. E of jct. of US 340 and VA 7, near Berryville, Virginia
Coordinates 39°09′24″N 77°58′12″W / 39.15667°N 77.97000°W / 39.15667; -77.97000Coordinates: 39°09′24″N 77°58′12″W / 39.15667°N 77.97000°W / 39.15667; -77.97000
Area 22 acres (8.9 ha)
Built 1780
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 96000579[1]
VLR # 021-0073
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 23, 1996
Designated VLR March 20, 1996[2]

Soldier's Rest is a historic farmhouse located in Berryville, Clarke County, Virginia. It was constructed about 1780[3] 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".[3][4]

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.[5]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1]


  • Loth, Calder (1999). Virginia Landmarks Register. University of Virginia Press. p. 601. ISBN 978-0-8139-1862-4. 


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b , pg 122
  4. ^ Maral S. Kalbian and J. Daniel Pezzoni (January 1996). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Soldier's Rest" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Rest_Photos.htm Accompanying photo
  5. ^ Howe, Henry. Historical Collections of Virginia pg 233-34