“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Dayton, Virginia

Clickable Map of Rockingham County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Rockingham County, VA (113) Albemarle County, VA (127) Augusta County, VA (70) Greene County, VA (8) Harrisonburg Ind. City, VA (31) Page County, VA (105) Shenandoah County, VA (217) Hardy County, WV (44) Pendleton County, WV (48)  RockinghamCounty(113) Rockingham County (113)  AlbemarleCounty(127) Albemarle County (127)  AugustaCounty(70) Augusta County (70)  GreeneCounty(8) Greene County (8)  (31) Harrisonburg (31)  PageCounty(105) Page County (105)  ShenandoahCounty(217) Shenandoah County (217)  HardyCountyWest Virginia(44) Hardy County (44)  PendletonCounty(48) Pendleton County (48)
Harrisonburg is the county seat for Rockingham County
Dayton is in Rockingham County
      Rockingham County (113)  
      Albemarle County (127)  
      Augusta County (70)  
      Greene County (8)  
      Harrisonburg (31)  
      Page County (105)  
      Shenandoah County (217)  
      Hardy County, West Virginia (44)  
      Pendleton County, West Virginia (48)  
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1 Virginia, Rockingham County, Dayton — Daniel Bowman Mill at Silver LakeShenandoah Valley Mills
During the Civil War, the Daniel Bowman Mill occupied this site, grinding wheat brought here by Rockingham County farmers. The county was part of the prosperous agricultural region known as the “breadbasket of the Confederacy.” It was no . . . Map (db m129377) HM
2 Virginia, Rockingham County, Dayton — DaytonDark Days in the Burnt District
In the fall of 1864, attacks by Confederate raiders and bushwhackers angered Federal officers in the Shenandoah Valley. On September 22, Union soldiers captured a hapless man named Davy Getz near Woodstock who was wearing civilian clothes and . . . Map (db m16440) HM
3 Virginia, Rockingham County, Dayton — Death of Lt. MeigsDeadly Encounter — 1864 Valley Campaigns —
Here on the old Swift Run Gap Road on the evening of October 3, 1864, Union Lt. John Rodgers Meigs was killed in a fight with three Confederate scouts guided by local resident Pvt. Benjamin F. “Frank” Shaver, 1st Virginia Cavalry. Meigs, of Gen. . . . Map (db m15121) HM
4 Virginia, Rockingham County, Dayton — Death of Lt. MeigsThe Heavy Hand of War — 1864 Valley Campaigns —
The death of Union Lt. John R. Meigs, near the granite marker on the hill in front of you, unleashed a firestorm of retaliation. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, erroneously told that civilian “bushwhackers” had killed Meigs, reported to Gen. . . . Map (db m15123) HM
5 Virginia, Rockingham County, Dayton — D-7 — First Church in Rockingham County
The first church in Rockingham County was built on this site in 1747 on land owned by Captain Daniel Harrison of the colonial militia. Serving as a "Chapel of Ease" for Augusta Parish, the first building is believed to have been built of logs. The . . . Map (db m32106) HM
6 Virginia, Rockingham County, Dayton — D-1 — Fort Harrison
Daniel Harrison settled about 1745 at the headwaters of Cook’s Creek where it is believed he built the stone portion of the present house. During the decades 1750-1770, when this area was the frontier of the colony, the house served the settlers as . . . Map (db m16441) HM
7 Virginia, Rockingham County, Dayton — Lt. Col. Thomas F. Wildes
In memory of Lt. Col. Thomas F. Wildes, 116th Ohio Regiment, who, when ordered by Gen. Sheridan to burn the town of Dayton, Va. in retaliation for the death of a Union officer, refused to obey that order, risking court-martial and disgrace. His . . . Map (db m88643) HM
8 Virginia, Rockingham County, Dayton — D-45 — Origins of Shenandoah University
Dayton is the birthplace of Shenandoah University, which traces its origins to a school established by the Rev. Abram P. Funkhouser in 1875. Known in its early years as Shenandoah Seminary, the coeducational institution benefited from . . . Map (db m173164) HM
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9 Virginia, Rockingham County, Dayton — Shenandoah College and Shenandoah Conservatory of Music1875–1960 — Dayton, Virginia —
This plaque designates the former location of Shenandoah College and Shenandoah Conservatory of Music and is dedicated in honor of the community that served the many students, faculty, and staff who passed through its halls. The new campus and . . . Map (db m238470) HM
10 Virginia, Rockingham County, Dayton — D-62 — Silver Lake Historic District
English American settler Daniel Harrison owned hundreds of acres in this area in the mid-18th century. and Presbyterians built Cooks Creek Church near here ca. 1750. German Baptist Brethren began moving to the Shenandoah Valley from Maryland . . . Map (db m207784) HM
11 Virginia, Rockingham County, Dayton — Site Where Lt. John Rodgers Meigs Was Killed
This is the approximate site where Union Lt. John Rodgers Meigs was killed in a fight with three Confederate scouts on October 3, 1864. In retaliation, General Philip H. Sheridan ordered that buildings over a large area, including the town of . . . Map (db m15140) HM
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Mar. 3, 2024