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Near New Market in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rockingham County / Shenandoah County

 
 
Rockingham County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2006
1. Rockingham County Face of Marker
Inscription. Rockingham County. Area 876 square miles. Formed in 1778 from Augusta, and named for the Marquis of Rockingham, British statesman. John Sevier, of Tennessee, was born in this county. In it took place the battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic, 1862.

Shenandoah County. Area 510 square miles. Formed in 1772 from Frederick, and first named Dunmore for Lord Dunmore, governor of Virginia, 1771–1775. In 1778 the county was renamed for the Shenandoah River.
 
Erected 1929 by the Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-178.)
 
Location. 38° 38.007′ N, 78° 40.965′ W. Marker is near New Market, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on Valley Pike (U.S. 11) south of Shady Lane, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Market VA 22844, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Shenandoah County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2006
2. Shenandoah County Face of Marker
5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fairfax Line (here, next to this marker); Sevierís Birthplace (a few steps from this marker); The Henkel House (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Shirley House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gen. John Sevier (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Market.
 
Also see . . .  Rockingham County History. by Harriet Welch. (Submitted on October 28, 2006.) 
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Three Markers in a Row image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2006
3. Three Markers in a Row
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,121 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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