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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Stephens City, Virginia

Clickable Map of Frederick 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> Frederick County, VA (231) Clarke County, VA (75) Shenandoah County, VA (217) Warren County, VA (45) Winchester Ind. City, VA (132) Berkeley County, WV (107) Hampshire County, WV (76) Hardy County, WV (44) Jefferson County, WV (349) Morgan County, WV (109)  FrederickCounty(231) Frederick County (231)  ClarkeCounty(75) Clarke County (75)  ShenandoahCounty(217) Shenandoah County (217)  WarrenCounty(45) Warren County (45)  (132) Winchester (132)  BerkeleyCountyWest Virginia(107) Berkeley County (107)  HampshireCounty(76) Hampshire County (76)  HardyCounty(44) Hardy County (44)  JeffersonCounty(349) Jefferson County (349)  MorganCounty(109) Morgan County (109)
Winchester is the county seat for Frederick County
Stephens City is in Frederick County
      Frederick County (231)  
      Clarke County (75)  
      Shenandoah County (217)  
      Warren County (45)  
      Winchester (132)  
      Berkeley County, West Virginia (107)  
      Hampshire County, West Virginia (76)  
      Hardy County, West Virginia (44)  
      Jefferson County, West Virginia (349)  
      Morgan County, West Virginia (109)  
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1 Virginia, Frederick County, Stephens City — Andrew Pitman House
This lot was purchased by Andrew Pitman (1760-1838) on August 17, 1782, upon his return from service in the Revolutionary War. He enlisted in the Virginia Militia from 1777 to 1781, and was at Yorktown when Cornwallis surrendered. Upon his . . . Map (db m158598) HM
2 Virginia, Frederick County, Stephens City — J-16 — Camp Russell
Just to the west was Camp Russell, constructed by Union forces in Nov. 1864. This complex, which included regimental encampments, hospitals, earthworks, and picket positions, extended about four miles along Opequon Creek and was named after Brig. . . . Map (db m220928) HM
3 Virginia, Frederick County, Stephens City — A-12 — House of First Settler
Springdale, home of Colonel John Hite, son of Joist Hite, leader of the first settlers in this section, was built in 1753. Just to the South are ruins of Hite’s Fort, built about 1734.Map (db m2255) HM
4 Virginia, Frederick County, Stephens City — Hunter's Raid BeginsHunter's Order to Burn Newtown — Hunter's Raid —
On May 26, 1864, Union Gen. David Hunter marched south from Cedar Creek near Winchester to drive out Confederate forces, lay waste to the Shenandoah Valley, and destroy railroads at Lynchburg. His raid was part of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's . . . Map (db m158593) HM
5 Virginia, Frederick County, Stephens City — In Memory of All American Veterans
This memorial is dedicated to the men and women whose service in times of war and of peace defines the character of our Great Republic. Let us always be mindful of the sacrifices made to preserve our freedom and our liberties and to protect . . . Map (db m158589) WM
6 Virginia, Frederick County, Stephens City — NewtownBurnings and Hangings — 1864 Valley Campaign —
As the Federal army attempted to conquer and hold the Valley in 1864, its lines of supply and communication were extended and became susceptible to attack by bands of Confederate partisans. On May 24, 1864, under orders from Union Gen. David . . . Map (db m41658) HM
7 Virginia, Frederick County, Stephens City — Newtown Stephensburg Historic District
Settled in 1732 by Peter Stephens Chartered in 1758 by Lewis Stephens Became Stephens City in 1880 Map (db m158590) HM
8 Virginia, Frederick County, Stephens City — A-12 — Stephens City
General David Hunter ordered the burning of this town on May 30, 1864; but Major Joseph Streans of the First New York Cavalry prevented it.Map (db m580) HM
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9 Virginia, Frederick County, Stephens City — A-127 — Stephens Family
Peter and Maria Stephens, German immigrants, settled here with their children in 1732. They had come from Pennsylvania with a group led by Jost Hite to form the Opequon settlement, a set of dispersed homesteads in this region. Archaeology reveals . . . Map (db m158587) HM
10 Virginia, Frederick County, Stephens City — The Old GraveyardLots #76 & 77
"The Old Graveyard" is composed of town lots number 76 & 77, each a half acre in area. On January 17, 1799 they were deeded by Lewis Stephens, Jr. to the following thirteen Trustees: David Wilson, William McLeod, William Elsea, Ebenezer, Potter, . . . Map (db m158591) HM
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Apr. 15, 2024