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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Whitehouse Landing, Virginia
Location of Whitehouse Landing, Virginia
► Page County (86) ► Greene County (8) ► Madison County (48) ► Rappahannock County (69) ► Rockingham County (81) ► Shenandoah County (210) ► Warren County (43)
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| Basket Oak
The wood of Chestnut oak can be split easily into fine yet tough ribbons of fiber.
These splints can be used to weave baskets and chair bottoms.
This wood is heavy, strong, close grained and durable. It is used for . . . — — Map (db m159074) HM|
In Coastal areas, this tree is called Shadblow or Shadbush because it blooms when the shad migrate upstream to spawn.
Another name for this tree, Juneberry, is fitting because the flowers become reddish purple . . . — — Map (db m159061) HM|
The Eastern Redbud tree is most beautiful in early spring when the naked branches are covered with purplish pink or magenta blossoms.
An unremarkable tree in summer and winter, the redbud flowers in spring show us how common the tree really . . . — — Map (db m159066) HM|
Trees in Trouble
Currently these trees are fighting dogwood anthracite fungus.
It is spread by birds and rain and kills dogwood trees at or above 2,000 feet in elevation.
The Toothpaste Tree
Did you know…the Flowering . . . — — Map (db m159062) HM|
|Fort, home, church — — Map (db m159087) HM|
You are retracing the footprints of many people who have created history on the Massanutten Mountain.
During the Civil War, General Stonewall Jackson marched with his troops across this very spot. This trail has changed form many times and . . . — — Map (db m159059) HM|
| Having remained with his command
in the vicinity of Winchester since the
Battle of Sharpsburg/Antietam, by
November 22, 1862, Gen. Thomas J.
“Stonewall” Jackson was again on
the march. With more than 32,000
soldiers, Jackson’s . . . — — Map (db m16453) HM|
The Wildflower Trail is a 0.5 mile (one-way) trail that is rocky and steep in places.
Enjoy your wildflowers of spring and summer as you trace the footsteps of Stonewall Jackson who marched his troops across this mountain during the Civil . . . — — Map (db m159058) HM|
|To the Founders of the Massanutton Settlement, 1729. Jacob Stover, Leader and Patentee of 5000 acre tract. Adam Miller, settler on the Shenandoah River 1727. Purchasers from Stover: Christian Clemon, Henry Sowter, Mathias Selzer, John Brubaker, . . . — — Map (db m650) HM|
This millstone was found in the forest a short distance from here.
It appears to have cracked under the shock of many hammer blows.
When used in a grist mill it would have ground grain for hot bread and buckwheat cakes.
Millstones . . . — — Map (db m159075) HM|
|Page County. Area 322 square miles. Formed in 1831 from Shenandoah and Rockingham, and named for John Page, Governor of Virginia, 1802–1805. Luray cave is here.
Shenandoah County. Area 510 square miles. Formed in 1772 from . . . — — Map (db m791) HM|
Pignut Hickory was coined in early colonial days when hogs ate the nuts with great relish.
During the War of 1812 Andrew Jackson earned the nickname "Old Hickory" when he showed strength, stamina and energy as the leader of a rowdy troop of . . . — — Map (db m159064) HM|
|A Pioneer and Christian father, who with his wife and six of his thirteen children, was a victim of the last Indian massacre in Page County. — — Map (db m57721) HM|
Sassafras is best known for the spring tonic made from dried roots.
Although the tea from Sassafras is still used today. It is now known to contain cancer causing ingredients.
Smitten with Mittens
Sassafras leaves are very unique. . . . — — Map (db m159065) HM|
|The old building just north of the road was built for a fort in 1760. It has long been a landmark in this valley. — — Map (db m572) HM|
|Just west of here is White House, a fortified stone dwelling constructed ca. 1760 during the Seven Years' War. Built in the Rhenish style, it was the home of Mennonite minister Martin Kauffman II, whose family arrived in the Shenandoah Valley in the . . . — — Map (db m159078) HM|
|On May 21, 1862. Confederate Gen. Thomas J.
“Stonewall” Jackson’s Valley Army plodded north
along this road to threaten Front Royal and out
flank Union Gen. Nathaniel Bank’s position at Strasburg. With the addition of Gen. Richard . . . — — Map (db m159123) HM|
|To travel this forest trail. Discover a two horse power tree, a boulder with living skin, and a stone that almost ground grain for grandfather's bread. Your half hour walk of discovery and adventure begins and ends here. — — Map (db m159077) HM|