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Near Star Tannery in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Frederick County / Shenandoah County

 
 
Frederick County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2008
1. Frederick County Face of Marker
Inscription.  
Frederick County. Area 485 Square Miles. Formed in 1738 from Orange, and named for Frederick, Prince of Wales, Father of King George III. Several battles were fought in the vicinity of Winchester, 1862–1864.

Shenandoah County. Area 510 Square Miles. Formed in 1772 from Frederick, and first named Dunmore for Lord Dunmore, Governor of Virginia, 1771–1775. In 1778 the county was renamed for the Shenandoah River.
 
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z-283.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1738.
 
Location. 39° 4.915′ N, 78° 25.537′ W. Marker is near Star Tannery, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of Wardensville Pike / John Marshall Highway (Virginia Route 55) and Star Tannery
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Road (County Route 604), on the left when traveling west on Wardensville Pike / John Marshall Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10257 John Marshall Hwy, Star Tannery VA 22654, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Virginia (Hardy County) / Virginia (approx. 4.7 miles away in West Virginia); Ramseur's Hill (approx. 6.4 miles away); Fisher’s Hill (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fisher's Hill (approx. 6˝ miles away); a different marker also named Fisher’s Hill (approx. 6˝ miles away); a different marker also named Fisher’s Hill (approx. 6˝ miles away); Battle of Fisher’s Hill (approx. 6˝ miles away); a different marker also named Fisher’s Hill (approx. 6˝ miles away).
 
Shenandoah County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2008
2. Shenandoah County Face of Marker
View Towards Shenandoah County image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2008
3. View Towards Shenandoah County
View Towards Frederick County image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2008
4. View Towards Frederick County
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 888 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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