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

This Fertile Land

 
 
This Fertile Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 14, 2014
1. This Fertile Land Marker
Inscription. This fertile land along the Shenandoah River, in the shadow of the Massanutten Mountain, was settled in the 1730s by courageous Germanic people in search of liberty and prosperity. Known variously in early days as Staufferstadt, Stover Town and Funk's Mill, the town was chartered 250 years ago in 1761, as Strasburg. To bestow honor to the founders of Strasburg, to laud their fortitude, to acclaim their vision and ideals for which they strove, and as an inspiration to future generations, this memorial is dedicated February 27, 2011.
 
Erected 2011.
 
Location. 38° 59.332′ N, 78° 21.635′ W. Marker is in Strasburg, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on East King Street (U.S. 11) east of South Holliday Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This marker is in front the the Town of Strasburg Offices and Police Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 174 East King Street, Strasburg VA 22657, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Strasburg (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stonewall’s Surprise (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Historic Strasburg (about
This Fertile Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 14, 2014
2. This Fertile Land Marker
700 feet away); a different marker also named Historic Strasburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Signal Knob (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Strasburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Great Train Raid of 1861 (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Strasburg.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
174 East King Street image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 14, 2014
3. 174 East King Street
The Strasburg Town Offices
Town of Strasburg Municipal Offices<br>Established 1761<br>Police Station image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 14, 2014
4. Town of Strasburg Municipal Offices
Established 1761
Police Station
Dedicated by<br>Spurmont No. 98<br>A.F. & A.M.<br>A.D. 1991<br>A.L. 5991 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 14, 2014
5. Dedicated by
Spurmont No. 98
A.F. & A.M.
A.D. 1991
A.L. 5991
This cornerstone on the Strasburg Municipal building commemorates its dedication by the Spurmont Masonic Lodge in 1991 (Anno Lucis 5991).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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