Welcome to the Land of the Two Rivers, a place where the geography of this region has shaped a nationally distinctive landscape. Both the Shenandoah and the Potomac Rivers are corridors of settlement, innovation, nation building visions, and cultural and historic divisions.
This is the region that a young 16 year old by the name of George Washington crossed over in 1748 on his first surveying mission to plat out the Fairfax lands along the South Branch of the Potomac river. This is the region that saw a young colonial general George Washington march with the British General Braddock to recapture the French fort at the forks of the Ohio, now known as Pittsburgh.
This is the land on which the Washington family settled in 1780 when Charles Washington brought the land on which he build "Happy Retreat" and founded the city we call Charles Town WV.