Woodstock in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
This Building of
Native Limestone Erected in 1796
west of the Blue Ridge.
A few rods southeast from here
stood the church
in which Peter Muhlenburg 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
This tablet was placed here by patriotic citizens
of Shenandoah County in 1930.
Location. 38° 52.932′ N, 78° 30.322′ W. Marker is in Woodstock, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street / Old Valley Pike (U.S. 11) and West Court Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street / Old Valley Pike. 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. Shenandoah County Jail (a few steps from this marker); Shenandoah County Courthouse (a few steps John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (within shouting distance of this marker); 1LT Charles Bare Gatewood (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mabel Lee Walton and Sigma Sigma Sigma (about 600 feet away); The oldest business in Woodstock (about 700 feet away); Mt. Zion Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodstock (approx. 0.2 miles away). 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.)
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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 956 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.