Few counties in America have more associations with famous leaders than Westmoreland County.
Presidents George Washington and James Monroe were born here.
The storied Lees of Virginia lived here, from the only two brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence to the famed general who was one of America’s greatest military leaders.
And it was here in Westmoreland that 115 patriots assembled to sign Richard Henry Lee’s Leedstown Resolves, the document that led to the Declaration of Independence and the birth of our nation.
Step back into history at our many museums and National Register of Historic Places landmark sites.