On This Day
in West Virginia History...

George Washington
George Washington, engraving from portrait by Trumbull (Boyd B. Stutler Collection)

On August 14, 1755, George Washington was appointed colonel of the Virginia Regiment.

Learn more:
French and Indian War: Primary Documents
Dinwiddie Commission to George Washington
Dinwiddie Address to the Virginia General Assembly
An Overview of Early Settlement in Western Virginia

On This Day in West Virginia History: August