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

Shenandoah County / Warren County

 
 
East Facing Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 1, 2007
1. East Facing Side
Inscription. (East Facing Side): 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.

(West Facing Side): Warren County
Area 216 Square Miles

Formed in 1836 from Frederick and Shenandoah, and named for General Joseph Warren, killed at Bunker Hill, 1775.
 
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z-247.)
 
Location. 38° 58.594′ N, 78° 20.291′ W. Marker is in Strasburg, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on Strasburg Road / Front Royal Road (State Highway 55), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located just west of the county line, at a bridge over the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. Marker is in this post office area: Strasburg VA 22657, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Train Raid (approx. 1.2 miles away); Civil War Strasburg (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Great Train Raid of 1861 (approx. 1.2 miles away); This Fertile Land
West Facing Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 1, 2007
2. West Facing Side
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Banks’ Fort (approx. 1.5 miles away); Signal Knob (approx. 1.5 miles away); Historic Strasburg (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Strasburg (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Strasburg.
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Shenandoah County / Warren County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 1, 2007
3. Shenandoah County / Warren County Marker
Bridge over the North Fork of the Shenandoah River image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 1, 2007
4. Bridge over the North Fork of the Shenandoah River
During the Battle of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864, Confederate forces skirted the south bank of the river near here around the north end of Massanutten Mountain.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 695 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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