The roads leading into Washington, Va. are posted with helpful little signs saying you are entering an “historic area.” Well, duh. Everyone knows that George Washington surveyed the town (in 1749). And you don’t get any more historic than George Washington.
But that “historic” designation has always made me wonder about the rest of Rappahannock County. What are we, chopped liver? If you live just west of downtown Castleton, as I do, is your place not historically worthy? If it has no written history, is it like that tree falling in the forest that no one hears? […]