George Washington’s first profession was that of a surveyor, and he had a lifetime interest in surveying, designing, and building. We hope that you take the time to learn more about this extraordinary American.


In February 2007, the new presidential dollar coin series will be as conservative as possible, with images of US Presidents, four per year, through 2016. The first one in circulation shows George Washington, the first president and a surveyor by trade. The US Mint is making 300 million of the coins, which are golden in color and thicker than a quarter. The government expects to save money by issuing coins because they last longer than paper currency.


Visit The farm where Washington and his family lived was called the “Mansion House Farm.” This is the part of the plantation that visitors see today. We encourage you to visit the Mount Vernon website to learn more about the home of George and Martha Washington.


Visit the Library of Congress The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. To learn more about George Washington as a surveyor and mapmaker, click on the image.