George Washington in Allegany County

George Washington had a special connection to Allegany County. He first came here as a surveyor in his teens. He came back as a soldier in his early twenties.

Washington visited again shortly before and after the Revolutionary War, looking at land. His last visit here was as President, when he was 62 years old.

Select the links below to hear about Washington’s experiences in Allegany County in his own words. We created three likenesses of George Washington for this exhibit.

Each reflects what he probably looked like when he was here in this late teens, early fifties and in his sixties. The reason we say “probably” is because the earliest image we have of Washington is when he was in his forties.

Furthermore, paintings of Washington vary greatly, leaving us a bit unsure of what he looked like as an older man as well. Learn how we used artificial intelligence to create a new vision of what Washington looked like by clicking on the link below.

George Washington
in Allegany County

George Washington had a lifelong interest in Allegany County. He knew that this area’s unique geography was key to gaining access to the rich lands to the west of the Allegheny Mountains.
Washington first came here as a surveyor in his teens. He was back as a soldier in his early twenties. He visited again shortly before and after the Revolutionary War. His last visit here was as President, when he was 62 years old. To hear Washington’s own words, click on the links below.
We created three likenesses of George Washington for this exhibit; one showing him in his late teens, another in his early fifties and another in his sixties. Learn how we used artificial intelligence to create this new vision of what Washington looked like by clicking on the link below.

What did he look like?

Listen to Washington’s own words about his experiences here