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Harrisonburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Harrisonburg

 
 
Harrisonburg Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Robert H. Moore, II, February 26, 2009
1. Harrisonburg Marker
Inscription. Here Thomas Harrison and wife deeded land for the Rockingham County public buildings, August 5, 1779. The same act established both Louisville, Ky., and Harrisonburg, May, 1780. Named for its founder, the town was also known as Rocktown. It was incorporated in 1849. In its vicinity battles were fought in 1862 and 1864. The present courthouse was built in 1897. Harrisonburg became a city in 1916.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number A-33.)
 
Location. 38° 26.967′ N, 78° 52.144′ W. Marker is in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Marker is on Main Street (Business U.S. 11), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisonburg VA 22801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Court Square & Springhouse (here, next to this marker); The Big Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); McNeill’s Rangers (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hardesty-Higgins House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Warren-Sipe House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate General Hospital
Rockingham County Courthouse, built 1897 Photo, Click for full size
By Robert H. Moore, II, February 26, 2009
2. Rockingham County Courthouse, built 1897
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Woodbine Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Woodbine Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrisonburg.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 933 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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