Happy Birthday George Washington
Our first President, George Washington, was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
Washington’s father died when he was young, halting his plans to study abroad. George’s older half-brother and mentor, Lawrence, took him under his wing and taught him how to farm and survey land. In 1749, George joined a party that explored and surveyed the land west of the Blue Ridge Mountains.