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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Strasburg

 
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Strasburg, Virginia and Vicinity
    Shenandoah County (204)
    Frederick County (175)
    Page County (85)
    Rockingham County (80)
    Warren County (43)
    Hardy County, West Virginia (37)
 
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1Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — "Lest We Forget!"
In memory of Our departed Comrades May they rest in peace — Map (db m159057) WM
2Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — CWK 2 — A Natural Bombproof — How Strata Shaped Strategy: The Hupp's Hill Civil War/Karst Interpretive Walking Trail
The defensive earthworks in front of you are the only preserved remnants of a mile-long chain of infantry trenches, rifle pits, and artillery emplacements that were built by the Union VI Corps, 2nd Division, following the battle of Cedar Creek . . . — Map (db m159051) HM
3Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — American Legion — Shenandoah Post 77
. . . — Map (db m158542) WM
4Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — A-24 — Banks’ Fort
The earthworks on the hilltop to the southwest were constructed by General Banks in the campaign of 1862. — Map (db m662) HM
5Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — A-21 — Battle of Cedar Creek
The breaking of this bridge in the evening of October 19, 1864 permitted Sheridan to retake most of the material captured in the morning by Early. — Map (db m3461) HM
6Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Cedar Creek — Strategic Crossing — 1864 Valley Campaign —
When Gen. U.S. Grant came East to assume command of all Union forces in 1864, he ordered Gen. Franz Sigel to seize control of the Valley. As Sigel moved south along the Valley Turnpike, Confederates on May 9, 1864, burned the bridge here delaying . . . — Map (db m636) HM
7Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Cedar Creek — Strategic Crossing — 1862 Valley Campaign —
Just west of modern route 11 is the Daniel Stickley Farm. The ruins of the Stickley Mills are located beside the creek just below the house. During the war, the Valley Turnpike ran past the brick Stickley house and turned right onto a covered bridge . . . — Map (db m644) HM
8Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Civil War Strasburg — Strategic Intersection
The railroad tracks before you follow the route of the Manassas Gap Railroad, which reached Strasburg from Washington, D.C., in 1854. The line was a vital link between the Shenandoah Valley and eastern markets. Strasburg became strategically . . . — Map (db m2323) HM
9Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Confederate Memorial
In memory of Our Fallen Comrades Numbering 136 — Map (db m159056) WM
10Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — CWK 1 — Crystal Caverns Mine — How Strata Shaped Strategy: The Hupp's Hill Civil War/Karst Interpretive Walking Trail
You are standing approximately 45 feet above the Crystal Caverns Mine, a chamber that once produced calcite crystals, as well as saltpeter, the chief component, of black gunpowder. Early gunpowder works utilized a low-tech production method that . . . — Map (db m159039) HM
11Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Field Fortifications
Those earthworks were built in October 1864 by the 2nd Division, VIth U.S. Corps under the supervision of its adjutant general, Capt. Hazard Stevens. The crescent shaped positions, called "lunettes" because of their resemblance to a new moon, were . . . — Map (db m3445) HM
12Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — A-55 — Fort Bowman
The stone house to the south is Fort Bowman, or Harmony Hall, built about 1753 for George Bowman who emigrated from Pennsylvania in 1731-1732. The house is an important example of the Pennsylvania German influence on Shenandoah Valley architecture. . . . — Map (db m594) HM
13Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Frontier Fort — The Old Hupp Homestead
This Frontier Fort stands in mute evidence of that early American history that has gone before us. It was built around the year 1755, and it was home of one of the first settlers to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Built at a time when the early . . . — Map (db m660) HM
14Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — A-20 — Frontier Fort
This house, built about 1755, is the old Hupp Homestead. It was used as a fort in Indian attacks. — Map (db m661) HM
15Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — 4 — Historic Strasburg — Stop #4
The Town Run is to your right. One source of the stream comes from a spring several blocks north at Hupp's Homestead. Bruce Hupp had his commercial watercress beds there. Often he boarded the train at Strasburg Depot in the morning, delivered his . . . — Map (db m3458) HM
16Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — 10 — Historic Strasburg — Stop # 10
South Holliday Street did not extend beyond the top of the hill until the river bridge was constructed in 1970. The North Fork of the Shenandoah River has always been a vital part of Strasburg. Today it is the town's main water supply. Early . . . — Map (db m73936) HM
17Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — 7 — Historic Strasburg — Stop # 7
Queen Street originally the main road through Strasburg, used by wagons, stagecoaches and travelers up and down the Valley. For many years the road was known as the Great Road, but before white settlers, it was a trail through the vast hunting . . . — Map (db m73937) HM
18Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — 5 — Historic Strasburg — Stop # 5
The Strasburg Depot sat one block north on Fort Street (for many years known as Depot St.). Notice where the road veers left then right again and up the hill. A modest passenger station was located there. Longtime residents may remember the 7:35 . . . — Map (db m74070) HM
19Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — 2 — Historic Strasburg — Stop #2
The Fire Department building was erected in 1951 in honor of local veterans of all wars. The first firehouse and Town Office stood here from the 1890's in a modest wooden structure known as "the sheep shed." It was the home of Massanutten Hose . . . — Map (db m158546) HM
20Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — 6 — Historic Strasburg — Stop #6
To your right, at the corner of King and Holliday Streets, is First Bank (formerly the First National Bank), a three story Neo-classic building built in 1929. When first organized in 1907, sixteen customers deposited $79.50 in savings, and . . . — Map (db m159497) HM
21Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — CWK 3 — Hupp Cave — How Strata Shaped Strategy: The Hupp's Hill Civil War/Karst Interpretive Walking Trail
Hupp Cave is one of two (known) wild Caves on Hupp's Hill. Unlike show caves such as Crystal Caverns which are open to the public, wild caves, of which there are thousands in the Shenandoah Valley alone, would often serve as snake . . . — Map (db m159487) HM
22Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Hupp’s Hill
Part of a 1,000 acre estate begun by George F. Hupp in the 1750s. Hupp's Hill and buildings further south were used as a headquarters by federal generals Nathaniel Banks and James Shields during Stonewall Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign. The site was . . . — Map (db m50441) HM
23Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — CWK 13 — Hupp's "Little Gem" — How Strata Shaped Strategy: The Hupp's Hill Civil War/Karst Interpretive Walking Trail
Hupp's Hill Mirroring the story of many Valley settlers, during the mid-1600s a German family surnamed Hupp disembarked in Philadelphia settling first in Pennsylvania's York and Lancaster Counties before migrating south along the Great Wagon . . . — Map (db m159033) HM
24Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Hupp's Hill — The Battle of Hupp's Hill or Stickley's Farm — 1864 Valley Campaign —
During mid-October 1864, Union Gen. Philip Sheridan's army was camped along the north bank of Cedar Creek, confident his Valley campaign had successfully ended following smashing victories at Winchester, Fishers Hill and Toms Brook. But the . . . — Map (db m3045) HM
25Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — CWK 6 — Keyhole Cave — How Strata Shaped Strategy: The Hupp's Hill Civil War/Karst Interpretive Walking Trail
As Keyhole Cave is situated along the trench line, it is likely that wiry soldiers slithered down into this wild cave, which contains human artifacts of indeterminate age (pictured below). Bat specialists who surveyed Keyhole Cave in . . . — Map (db m159493) HM
26Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — CWK 11 — Lower Cave — How Strata Shaped Strategy: The Hupp's Hill Civil War/Karst Interpretive Walking Trail
Crystal Caverns You are standing approximately 60 feet above Crystal Caverns' Hall of Masonry, so named for calcite-filled fissures that resemble mortar. The fissures resulted from compression of limestone strata that occurred when the north . . . — Map (db m159043) HM
27Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — CWK 4 — Lunette — How Strata Shaped Strategy: The Hupp's Hill Civil War/Karst Interpretive Walking Trail
Civil War troops could rapidly construct sophisticated earthworks, especially when they were targeted by vastly superior numbers of enemy forces. A well-designated earthwork could more readily absorb a projectile and was therefore more effective . . . — Map (db m159489) HM
28Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Open House
In this house, George G. Crawford, M.D. (1876-1949) practiced medicine, and with his wife, Anne Preston (1880-1966) reared their family. This house is given to the people of Strasburg in their memory and in memory of Ellen C. Hatmaker . . . — Map (db m159498) HM
29Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church
Historic valley congregation, strasburg's oldest, organized by German settlers (c.1747) who first worshiped in log building just west of this site. Parish records date from 1769. Strasburg's first school conducted by the congregation and its . . . — Map (db m3468) HM
30Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Samuel Kercheval — 17-- - 1845
Author of History of The Valley of Virginia 1st Edition Printed in Winchester 1833 Born Frederick County now Clarke County He is buried here in the Bowman Graveyard Harmony Hall — Map (db m36723) HM
31Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Z-247 — Shenandoah County / Warren County
(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 . . . — Map (db m4297) HM
32Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Signal Knob — Key Observation Post
Signal Knob, the northernmost point of Three Top Mountain, overlooks Strasburg and is 2110 ft. above sea level. During the Civil War, both sides used it as a signal station, but the Confederate signal corps occupied it almost continuously from 1862 . . . — Map (db m15176) HM
33Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — CWK 10 — Signal Knob — How Strata Shaped Strategy: The Hupp's Hill Civil War/Karst Interpretive Walking Trail
Massanutten Mountain Directly ahead of you is Massanutten Mountain. Its highest point on the northern tip (Signal Knob) served as a strategic observation post and signal station for both sides during the Civil War. A war dispatch from . . . — Map (db m159050) HM
34Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Sonner House
The back wing of this log house was built in 1757 by Johann Sonner. Shenandoah County's first census lists three souls and a dwelling here. His son John, who was "Judge of the High Court of Appeals", built a two-story log house beside it in 1820 . . . — Map (db m159499) HM
35Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Stoner-Keller House & Mill — 1847    1772
Has been designated a Virginia Historic Landmark And placed on the National Register Of Historic Places — Map (db m102472) HM
36Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Stonewall's Surprise — Banks's Fort
In the spring of 1862, U.S. Army Capt. Edward Hunt, an engineer, constructed a fortification on the hill where the Strasburg water tower now stands. Hunt selected the hill "because it had an effective command over the roads, the railroad, and the . . . — Map (db m9546) HM
37Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — CWK 9 — Strasburg — How Strata Shaped Strategy: The Hupp's Hill Civil War/Karst Interpretive Walking Trail
1862 The town of Strasburg is directly ahead, at the bottom of the southern (reverse) slope of Hupp's Hill. The image to the right is a wartime view from 1862. Today's prominent water tower sits atop Fort Hill, the site of Banks' . . . — Map (db m159049) HM
38Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — Strasburg Stone & Earthenware Mfg. Co.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Strasburg Stone & Earthenware Mfg. Co has been registered as a Virginia Historic . . . — Map (db m158550) HM
39Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — The Great Train Raid — Reenactment - May 29, 2011
This image, entitled Heavy Traffic on the Valley Pike, is the third in a series of paintings by renowned historical artist Mort Kόnsler, depicting the arrival in Strasburg of disassembled locomotives seized by Confederate forces under Col. . . . — Map (db m73820) HM
40Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — The Great Train Raid of 1861
Jackson captured engines from Martinsburg, W.VA. and had them pulled by horse teams across the roads to Strasburg, near here, they were set on rails and sent south for the Confederate cause. — Map (db m15542) HM
41Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — The Shenandoah Valley / Battle of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864 — Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The Shenandoah Valley Welcome to Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, renowned in story and song. The valley has been home to American Indians and early settlers from Germany, Ireland, and Scotland who followed the Indians' Warrior Path and turned . . . — Map (db m159054) HM
42Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — This Fertile Land
This fertile land along the Shenandoah River, in the shadow of the Massanutten Mountain, was settled in the 1730s by courageous Germanic people in search of liberty and prosperity. Known variously in early days as Staufferstadt, Stover Town and . . . — Map (db m73843) HM
43Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — CWK 1 — Trail Head — How Strata Shaped Strategy: The Hupp's Hill Civil War/Karst Interpretive Walking Trail
On 13 October 1864, Confederate probing actions triggered a "short but sharp" engagement with Federal troops headquartered at Cedar Creek, two miles north of this position. Six days later, Jubal Early re-engaged enemy forces, directing a . . . — Map (db m159052) HM
44Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — A-19 — Trenches On Hupp’s Hill
These trenches were constructed by Sheridan in the autumn of 1864 while campaigning against Early. — Map (db m645) HM
45Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — A 19 — Trenches On Hupp's Hill
Hupp's Hill was a strategically significant site occupied at different times by Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War. Union troops under Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan constructed extensive trenches here after defeated Lt. Gen. Jubal A. . . . — Map (db m159032) HM
46Virginia (Shenandoah County), Strasburg — CWK 5 — Winter Quarters — How Strata Shaped Strategy: The Hupp's Hill Civil War/Karst Interpretive Walking Trail
Although the winter camp at Hupp's Hill was less extensive than the one pictured above, the layout was fairly typical. Two brigades of the Federal VI Corps, 2nd Division, began erecting small log huts, stables, quartermaster stores, divisional . . . — Map (db m159491) HM
 
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