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Harrisonburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Harrisonburg

 
 
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By Robert H. Moore, II, February 26, 2009
1. Harrisonburg Marker
Inscription.  Here Thomas Harrison and wife deeded land for the Rockingham County public buildings, August 5, 1779. The same act established both Louisville, Ky., and Harrisonburg, May, 1780. Named for its founder, the town was also known as Rocktown. It was incorporated in 1849. In its vicinity battles were fought in 1862 and 1864. The present courthouse was built in 1897. Harrisonburg became a city in 1916.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number A-33.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1779.
 
Location. 38° 26.967′ N, 78° 52.144′ W. Marker is in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Marker is on Main Street (Business U.S. 11), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisonburg VA 22801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Court Square & Springhouse (here, next to this marker); In Honor of Charles Watson Wentworth (a few steps from this marker); Charlotte Harris Lynched (within shouting distance of this marker);
Harrisonburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 17, 2020
2. Harrisonburg Marker
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The Big Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); McNeill’s Rangers (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lucy Frances Simms (about 600 feet away); Bishop Francis Asbury (about 700 feet away); The Harrisonburg Downtown Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisonburg.
 
Rockingham County Courthouse, built 1897 image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, February 26, 2009
3. Rockingham County Courthouse, built 1897
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,150 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 26, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on February 26, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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