“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 Elkton, Virginia

Clickable Map of Page 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> Page County, VA (88) Greene County, VA (8) Madison County, VA (50) Rappahannock County, VA (73) Rockingham County, VA (91) Shenandoah County, VA (214) Warren County, VA (45)  PageCounty(88) Page County (88)  GreeneCounty(8) Greene County (8)  MadisonCounty(50) Madison County (50)  RappahannockCounty(73) Rappahannock County (73)  RockinghamCounty(91) Rockingham County (91)  ShenandoahCounty(214) Shenandoah County (214)  WarrenCounty(45) Warren County (45)
Luray is the county seat for Page County
Elkton is in Page County
      Page County (88)  
      Greene County (8)  
      Madison County (50)  
      Rappahannock County (73)  
      Rockingham County (91)  
      Shenandoah County (214)  
      Warren County (45)  
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1Virginia (Page County), Elkton — History of Verbena
Original Grant from King George III to Charles Cropson 1746. 1783 Grant from Beverly Randolf, Governor of Virginia to Jacob Mire. 1802 Jacob Mire to George Price. Original Mill Built 1803. Verbena Park and present mill . . . Map (db m12083) HM
2Virginia (Page County), Elkton — Shield's Advance & RetreatJackson Divides and Conquers — 1862 Valley Campaign —
Having successfully driven Gen. Nathaniel Bank's Union army from the Shenadoah Valley in late May 1862, Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's "foot cavalry" had little time to reset. While one Union army under Gen. John C. Frémont was bearing down . . . Map (db m12079) HM
3Virginia (Rockingham County), Elkton — “Sic Juvat Transcendere Montes”
In honor of Governor Alexander Spotswood and the Knights of the Horseshoe: John Fontaine • Robert Beverley • William Robertson • Dr. Robinson Todd • James Taylor • Robert Brooke • George Mason • Captain Smith • Jeremiah Clouder and other . . . Map (db m1844) HM
4Virginia (Rockingham County), Elkton — Alexander Spotswood Discovers the Valley of the Shenandoah
Twelve men I chose to see the waiting land, Where the rivers are jeweled in sunlight, And the hills are a deep blue ocean with living spars Of pine to catch the clouds and spread white sail. My band, Knights of the Golden Horse Shoe, . . . Map (db m1874) HM
5Virginia (Rockingham County), Elkton — Civilian Conservation Corps
During the 1930's, CCC Camp NP-3, Company 310, Camp Nira was placed near the abandoned road across the Skyline Drive, 1/4 mile, to the south.Map (db m13248) HM
6Virginia (Rockingham County), Elkton — JD-8 — First Settler
"Green Meadows," to the west, was the home of Adam Miller (1703-1783), one of the first Europeans to settle in the valley. The property remained in the Miller (originally Mueller) family from the 1740s through 1936.Map (db m12074) HM
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7Virginia (Rockingham County), Elkton — Jennings HouseConfederate Hospital
1862 & 1864 Valley Campaigns. This eight-room brick dwelling was built in 1840 for Dr. Simeon B. Jennings, a former resident of Port Republic. At the time of the Civil War, it was one of only half a dozen houses located in the Conrad’s Store . . . Map (db m2916) HM
8Virginia (Rockingham County), Elkton — D-10 — Knights of the Golden Horseshoe
On 5 Sept. 1716, in this region, it is believed, Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood and his party of government officials, gentry, Native Americans, soldiers, and servants crossed the Blue Ridge Mountains into the Shenandoah Valley. Their . . . Map (db m1842) HM
9Virginia (Rockingham County), Elkton — Miller-Argabright-Cover-Kite HouseStonewall Jackson’s Headquarters, April 19-30, 1862 — 1862 Valley Campaign —
Less than a month after his defeat at Kernstown, Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson retired to the Elk Run Valley to rest his troops and plan for the spring campaign. With his men camped all along Elk Run and into Swift Run Gap, Jackson . . . Map (db m2835) HM
10Virginia (Rockingham County), Elkton — Nature Without Us, For UsShenandoah National Park
The most important function of the wilderness for modern man is the opportunity of glimpsing for a moment what harmony really means.” Sigurd Olson, Reflections from the North Country, 1976 The Wilderness Act of 1964 . . . Map (db m96878) HM
11Virginia (Rockingham County), Elkton — D-44 — Newtown (East Elkton) School
The Newtown School, built here in 1921-1922, served African American students during the segregation era. Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears, Roebuck and Co, collaborated with Booker T. washington in a school-building campaign beginning in . . . Map (db m108889) HM
12Virginia (Rockingham County), Elkton — Pleasure and JoyShenandoah National Park
Now shall I walk or shall I ride? Ride, Pleasure said. Walk, Joy replied.”   W.H. Davies Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive are the perfect combination of pleasure and joy. Chances are you took a pleasure ride . . . Map (db m96235) HM
13Virginia (Rockingham County), Elkton — Rekindling NatureShenandoah National Park
A wildfire swept over this mountain in 1986, burning 4,475 acres in seven days. While dramatic, it certainly wasn’t tragic. Fire is nature’s way of cleaning house. It keeps the forest healthy by burning leaf litter, dead wood, and even living . . . Map (db m96881) HM
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Sep. 27, 2022