Woodstock in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Scene of Peter Muhlenburg's Famous
call to arms 1776
Oldest Court House west of the
Blue Ridge 1795
First Clerk was Thomas Marshall,
Father of Chief Justice John Marshall
Turn at Court House square and visit Massanutten Tower, a superb view of the Valley showing famous horse shoe bends of the Shenandoah River.
Location. 38° 52.371′ N, 78° 30.752′ W. Marker is in Woodstock, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on South Main Street / Old Valley Pike (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodstock VA 22664, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Woodstock (approx. ¾ mile away); This Building of (approx. ¾ mile away); Shenandoah County Jail (approx. ¾ mile away); Shenandoah County Courthouse (approx. ¾ mile away); 1LT Charles Bare Gatewood (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mabel Lee Walton and Sigma Sigma Sigma (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Woodstock (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodstock.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Another copy of this marker is also on Route 11 at the northern entrance to town.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Woodstock. “In the late 1770s, John Muhlenberg was pastor at a Lutheran church located in the heart of Woodstock. As a famous story of Muhlenberg has it, at conclusion of his farewell sermon on January 21, 1776, Muhlenberg threw off his clerical robes to reveal an officer's uniform beneath and shouted, ‘there is a time to pray and a time to fight...’ With that declaration, the story says he then called for volunteers to join the 8th Virginia Regiment under his command.” (Submitted on October 3, 2015.)
Categories. • Natural Features • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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