Guarded by 3 deputies, George Washington’s will makes appearance in Loudoun County


A special guest made its way to Loudoun County Friday afternoon, with three deputies leading the way.

Loudoun County’s Historic Records Manager Eric Larson says this is the first time President George Washington’s will has left Fairfax County. The 25-page document was temporarily displayed at the old Loudoun County Courthouse on Friday as part of the Circuit Court’s monthly historical programs.

“The only other place it’s on display is at Mount Vernon where they send about one page of the will every six months for display,” said Larson.

The will was joined by a collection of other Loudoun County documents, some dating as far back as the 1700s. Other documents included a 1774 deed signed by Washington and George Mason, and the presidential signatures of Washington, James Monroe, James Madison, and John Tyler.

We’re showing all the records of Loudoun County, but of the Northern Virginia region,” said Gary Clemens, clerk of the Loudoun County Circuit Court. “Our hope is that we’ll expand on this and include Prince William County, Arlington County, and other jurisdictions for other programs.”

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