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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Woodstock, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Shenandoah County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Shenandoah County, VA (208) Frederick County, VA (178) Page County, VA (86) Rockingham County, VA (81) Warren County, VA (43) Hardy County, WV (41)  ShenandoahCounty(208) Shenandoah County (208)  FrederickCounty(178) Frederick County (178)  PageCounty(86) Page County (86)  RockinghamCounty(81) Rockingham County (81)  WarrenCounty(43) Warren County (43)  HardyCountyWest Virginia(41) Hardy County (41)
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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1Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — 1LT Charles Bare Gatewood6th U.S. Cavalry
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
2Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Confederate MemorialC.S.A. — 1861 - 1865 —
Sons of Virginia N. Carolina Georgia S. Carolina Mississippi Alabama Louisiana Could bleed and die, but not with honor part. Unknown This voiceless stone in deathless song shall tell. . . . Map (db m158488) WM
3Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — County of ShenandoahCreated 1772
Formerly Beckford Parrish, Dunmore, ShenandoMap (db m158509) HM
4Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Edinburg
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
5Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Fanny Stone
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
6Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg
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, 1776Map (db m73764) HM WM
7Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — A-41 — Last Indian-Settler Conflict
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
8Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Lest We Forget
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
9Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Lieutenant Colonel A.S. "Sandie" Pendleton C.S.A.
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
10Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — A-85 — Mabel Lee Walton and Sigma Sigma Sigma
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
11Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Mount Jackson
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
12Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — A 126 — Mt. Zion Methodist Church
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
13Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — New Market
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
14Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Reformed Church in the United StatesSynod of the Potomac, Classis of Virginia — St. Paul's Reformed Church, Woodstock, Virginia —
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
15Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Shenandoah County Courthouse
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
16Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Shenandoah County Jail
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
17Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Strasburg
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
18Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — The oldest business in WoodstockThe Shenandoah Valley-Herald
Combining two of Virginia’s oldest weekly newspapers. Shenandoah Valley Est. 1806 – Woodstock Herald Est. 1817.Map (db m117602) HM
19Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — This Building ofNative Limestone Erected in 1796
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
20Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Toms Brook
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
21Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Town of EdinburgIncorporated 1852
Formerly Shyrock & EdenburgMap (db m158514) HM
22Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Town of Mount JacksonIncorporated 1826
Formerly Mount PleasantMap (db m158513) HM
23Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Town of New MarketChartered 1796
First known as CrossroadsMap (db m158512) HM
24Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Town of StrasburgEstablished 1761
Formerly Funkstown, Funk's Mill, Pot TownMap (db m158517) HM
25Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Town of WoodstockFounded 1752
Established as Muellerstadt 1761Map (db m158516) HM
26Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Welcome to Woodstock's Lovework
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
27Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Woodstock1752
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
28Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — WoodstockExecution and “the Burning” — 1864 Valley Campaign —
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
29Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Woodstock1752
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
30Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Woodstock
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
 
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