George Washington, First President of the United States of America. General George Washington, commander of the colonial army. George Washington, surveyor. George Washington, farmer and plantation owner. We have named streets, cities, counties, buildings, stores, and even a state after him. There are facts, stories, tall tales, and even a couple of legends about him. Yet he was a real person and you can find that story (and a couple of tall tales about him) in the links below.