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

This Building of

Native Limestone Erected in 1796

 
 
This Building of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 23, 2020
1. This Building of Marker
Inscription.  Is the oldest courthouse now in use west of the Blue Ridge. A few rods southeast from here stood the church in which Peter Muhlenberg preached his martial sermon and made his famous call to arms in 1776. Thomas Marshall Sr. and Thomas Marshall Jr., father and brother of Chief Justice John Marshall, were the first clerks of this county, 1772-1784.
 
Erected 1930 by Patriotic Citizens of Shenandoah County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitecturePatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
 
Location. 38° 52.925′ N, 78° 30.327′ W. Marker is in Woodstock, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 11) and West Court Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Located on the front face of the Shenandoah County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 North Main Street, Woodstock VA 22664, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Strasburg (here, next to this marker); Toms Brook (here, next to this marker);
This Building of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 23, 2020
2. This Building of Marker
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John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (a few steps from this marker); Mount Jackson (a few steps from this marker); County of Shenandoah (a few steps from this marker); Town of New Market (a few steps from this marker); Town of Mount Jackson (a few steps from this marker); Town of Edinburg (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodstock.
 
Also see . . .  Peter Muhlenburg Biography. Muhlenburg served in the Revolutionary War with distinction and later had a successful career as a politician in Pennsylvania. (Submitted on December 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Muhlenburg's Call to Arms
There is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away. There is a time to fight, and that time has now come.
    — Submitted December 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
Virginia Historic Landmark plaque on the building image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
3. Virginia Historic Landmark plaque on the building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,020 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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