Near Shenandoah Junction in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Hockensmith Apple Storage Building
West Virginia 9
— Charles Town to Martinsburg —
As production increased around the turn of the 20th century; small family farms started to give way to larger commercially-operated orchard. As a result, regional farmers were able to re-establish a prominent position in the Eastern marketplace after experiencing a decline fueled by fierce competition from Midwestern grain producers and cattle ranchers.
Following the local shift from cattle and grain agriculture to fruit production, the Hockensmith property was converted
Erected by West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways.
Location. 39° 21.706′ N, 77° 51.879′ W. Marker is near Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Charles Town Road (County Route 115/5) south of Luther Jones Road (County Route 16/4), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8003 Charles Town Road, Shenandoah Junction WV 25442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Greenback Raid (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peter Burr House (approx. 0.3 miles away); John C. Heinz House (approx. 1.6 miles away); General William Darke (approx. 2 miles away); Johnsontown (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named General William Darke (approx. 2 miles away); Duffields Depot Raid (approx. 2.1 miles away); "Travelers' Rest" (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shenandoah Junction.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.