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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Woodstock, Virginia
Location of Woodstock, Virginia
► Shenandoah County (208) ► Frederick County (178) ► Page County (86) ► Rockingham County (81) ► Warren County (43) ► Hardy County, West Virginia (41)
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|Born on this site, April 6, 1853, the son of John Gatewood, Publisher of the Shenandoah Herald, Charles
received his basic education in Woodstock and Harrisonburg, and was teaching school in Harrisonburg
when he received his appointment to the . . . — — Map (db m89305) HM|
Could bleed and die, but
not with honor part.
stone in deathless
song shall tell. . . . — — Map (db m158488) WM|
|Formerly Beckford Parrish, Dunmore, Shenando — — Map (db m158509) HM|
|Edinburg Mill escaped the fire of Sheridan's burning campaign due to the bravery of two young women. Camp Roosevelt, the first Civilian Conservation Corps camp in the nation, early nearby in 1933. — — Map (db m158521) HM|
|This stone was originally used to keep carriages and buggy traffic from turning too sharply onto the very narrow street called Effinger's Alley, now known as Locust Street. The stone reportedly received its name because local folks would sit on it . . . — — Map (db m158518) HM|
|John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg
October 1, 1746 - October 1, 1807
Clergyman, Soldier, Statesman
Major General, VIII Virginia Regiment
"A time to pray...a time to fight"
January 23, 1776 — — Map (db m73764) HM WM|
|A series of conflicts between settlers and Native Americans, including the French and Indian War, the Cherokee War, and Pontiac’s War, occurred along the western frontier of the colonies. The last documented clash in the Shenandoah Valley took place . . . — — Map (db m42869) HM|
Dedicated by the
Woodstock Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
In memory of the men
who made the Supreme Sacrifice
In World War I 1917 - 1918
Paul C. Anderson •
Milford J. Bolner •
Russell A. Brill •
Arthur B. Christian •
Jessie W. . . . — — Map (db m158501) WM|
|While serving as Jubal A. Early's Chief of Staff and directing the rear-guard of the 2nd Corp. of the Army of Northern Virginia after the Battle of Fisher's Hill, Lt. Col. A.S. Pendleton was wounded Sept. 22, 1864, near the four-mile house at Mt. . . . — — Map (db m169933) HM|
|The Mabel Lee Walton House at 225 N. Muhlenberg
Street is the national headquarters of Sigma Sigma
Sigma Sorority, founded in 1898 at the State
Female Normal School at Farmville (now Longwood
University). The Walton family built the house
in . . . — — Map (db m117603) HM|
|Originally Mt. Pleasant, renamed in 1826 for Andrew Jackson who became president in 1828. 1861 - A Confederate hospital built with 500 beds. Confederate cemetery was established nearby. — — Map (db m158503) HM|
|Inspired by visits from traveling preachers, African Americans organized what would become Mt. Zion United Methodist Church ca. 1867. The congregation acquired the framework of a former German Reformed Church in 1869, moved it to this site, and used . . . — — Map (db m127778) HM|
|6,000 Yankee troops defeated by 4,000 Confederate troops including 257 VMI cadets in Battle of New Market, 1864. Known for five carriage factories after the Civil War, including Clinedinst's and Cushman's. — — Map (db m158507) HM|
Members of the Reformed Church were among the first settlers of the Shenandoah Valley.
The Rev. Michael Schlatter, Superintendent of Missions, visited a Reformed Congregation here on May 11, 1748.
The Classis of Virginia was organized . . . — — Map (db m158492) HM|
|Shenandoah County's native limestone courthouse was built in 1795 with brick additions in 1871 and 1886. In 1927, portico and columns were added giving the Federal Styled building a Greek revival front. It is the oldest courthouse in continuous use . . . — — Map (db m73774) HM|
|The first Shenandoah County Jail was a log structure. The building shown here was built of native limestone in the 18th century. In 1906, it was demolished to make way for a brick jail, which served the county until it was replaced by the present . . . — — Map (db m73775) HM|
|Part of Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign and Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864. 1760 to early 1900s pottery was chief industry - 17 potteries produced earthen and stoneware items. — — Map (db m158505) HM|
|Combining two of Virginia’s oldest weekly newspapers. Shenandoah Valley Est. 1806 – Woodstock Herald Est. 1817. — — Map (db m117602) HM|
|Is the oldest courthouse now in use west of the Blue Ridge. A few rods southeast from here stood the church in which Peter Muhlenberg preached his martial sermon and made his famous call to arms in 1776. Thomas Marshall Sr. and Thomas Marshall Jr., . . . — — Map (db m4279) HM|
|Only town in the US by this name. Confederate Gen. Jubal Early took on Sheridan in the Battle of Toms Brook in 1864, part of Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign. — — Map (db m158504) HM|
|Formerly Shyrock & Edenburg — — Map (db m158514) HM|
|Formerly Mount Pleasant — — Map (db m158513) HM|
|First known as Crossroads — — Map (db m158512) HM|
|Formerly Funkstown, Funk's Mill, Pot Town — — Map (db m158517) HM|
|Established as Muellerstadt 1761 — — Map (db m158516) HM|
Welcome to Woodstock's LOVEwork! This 2018 public art installation is part of our ArtStock program. This installation is made possible through a partnership with Massanutten Academy, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Woodstock . . . — — Map (db m158491) HM|
|County seat of Shenandoah Scene of Peter Muhlenburg's Famous call to arms 1776 Oldest Court House west of the Blue Ridge 1795 First Clerk was Thomas Marshall, Father of Chief Justice John Marshall ——— Turn at Court House square and . . . — — Map (db m4277) HM|
| In the midst of the 1864 Valley Campaign, Woodstock bore witness to the horrors of war. Plagued by raiding parties of Confederate partisan rangers, guerrillas and bushwhackers, Union General Philip H. Sheridan issued orders by mid-August to execute . . . — — Map (db m5277) HM|
|County seat of Shenandoah Scene of Peter Muhlenburg's Famous call to arms 1776 Oldest Court House west of the Blue Ridge 1795 First Clerk was Thomas Marshall, Father of Chief Justice John Marshall ——— Turn at Court House square and . . . — — Map (db m89298) HM|
|Charter sponsored by George Washington 1761. Lt. Charles Gatewood is credited with convincing Apache Indian leader Geronimo to surrender. John Ignatius von Effinger served as George Washington's bodyguard. — — Map (db m158508) HM|