This past weekend, we took a drive west to peep at the leaves and came across White Post, a town in Clarke County, Virginia.
After crossing the train tracks, still in use, we came to the center of town and, I assume, what gave the town its name.
From the plate in the side of the post, Thomas Fairfax, 6th Baron Fairfax of Cameron built a manor home and plantation here in 1750.
On the way out, we crossed this narrow concrete bridge. From the cluster of leaves high in trees along the water, we could see that the Shenandoah River must flood its banks frequently.
Earlier, in the day, it really was lovely and sunny, although from these pictures it looks a bit bleak. But, I like discovering for myself worn, old places and thinking about the people who used to live there.
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