New Market in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Henkel House
—Historic New Market —
Location. 38° 38.817′ N, 78° 40.333′ W. Marker is in New Market, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 11) south of Old Cross Road (U.S. 211), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9417 Lee Highway, New Market VA 22844, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. John Sevier (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Home of William F. Rupp (approx. ¼ mile away); A Genuine Relic (approx. ¼ mile away); The Shirley House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Battle of New Market (approx. 0.6 miles away); Died on the Field of Honor..." Baptism of Fire (approx. one mile away); New Market Battlefield Park (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Market.
Also see . . . Dr. Solomon Henkel. “At age 16, Rev. Paul Henkel apprenticed his oldest son, Solomon, to Dr. David Jackson, Sr. doctor and druggist in Philadelphia. When the 1793 outbreak of smallpox consumed the town, Mr. Jackson and his family fled, leaving young Solomon Henkel, with only an apprentice’s knowledge, to care for the ill in his part of the city. Solomon would return to his father’s home in New Market around Christmas time, 1793. Between 1795 and 1797, Solomon would live with his father’s family in Staunton and study medicine with Dr. Peter Ahl. Although, Solomon Henkel sold medicines in New Market as early as 1795, he probably established his apothecary on the original town Lot. No. 15 (owned by his father, Rev. Paul Henkel) in the fall of 1797. By 1798, Solomon was recognized as Dr. Henkel and he continued his self-education by reading medical books. Dr. Henkel’s earliest apothecary building, approximately 14 ft. square, was known by the jesting community of New Market as ‘Solomon’s Temple’.” (Submitted on September 27, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 27, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.