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Woodstock in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

This Building of

Native Limestone Erected in 1796

 
 
This Building of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 1, 2007
1. This Building of Marker
Inscription.
Is the oldest courthouse now in use
west of the Blue Ridge.
A few rods southeast from here
stood the church
in which Peter Muhlenburg preached
his martial sermon and made his famous
call to arms in 1776.
Thomas Marshall Sr. and Thomas Marshall Jr.,
father and brother of
Chief Justice John Marshall, were the
first clerks of this county, 1772-1784

This tablet was placed here by patriotic citizens
of Shenandoah County in 1930.

 
Erected 1930.
 
Location. 38° 52.932′ N, 78° 30.322′ W. Marker is in Woodstock, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street / Old Valley Pike (U.S. 11) and West Court Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street / Old Valley Pike. Click for map. Located on the front face of the Shenandoah County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 North Main Street, Woodstock VA 22664, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shenandoah County Jail (a few steps from this marker); Shenandoah County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (within shouting distance of this
Shenandoah County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 1, 2007
2. Shenandoah County Courthouse
The marker is the plaque on the left side of the courthouse front face.
marker); 1LT Charles Bare Gatewood (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mabel Lee Walton and Sigma Sigma Sigma (about 600 feet away); Woodstock (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Woodstock (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Woodstock (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodstock.
 
Also see . . .  Peter Muhlenburg Biography. Muhlenburg served in the Revolutionary War with distinction and later had a successful career as a politician in Pennsylvania. (Submitted on December 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Muhlenburg's Call to Arms
There is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away. There is a time to fight, and that time has now come.
    — Submitted December 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Peter Muhlenburg Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 1, 2007
3. Peter Muhlenburg Memorial
Standing in front of the courthouse is this memorial erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 841 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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