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First Lieutenant Charles Bare Gatewood Marker image, Touch for more information
By J. J. Prats, September 30, 2015
First Lieutenant Charles Bare Gatewood Marker
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — 1LT Charles Bare Gatewood6th U.S. Cavalry
On North Main Street (U.S. 11) at Locust Street, on the left when traveling south on North Main Street.
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
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg
On North Main Street (U.S. 11) at East Court Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street.
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
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — A-41 — Last Indian-Settler Conflict
On Old Valley Pike (U.S. 11) 0.1 miles north of Narrow Passage Creek Bridge, on the right when traveling north.
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
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — A-85 — Mabel Lee Walton and Sigma Sigma Sigma
On North Main Street (U.S. 11) at Locust Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street.
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
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — A 126 — Mt. Zion Methodist Church
On North Church Street at E. Locust Street, on the right when traveling north on North Church Street.
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
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Shenandoah County Courthouse
Near North Main Street (U.S. 11) at West Court Street, on the left when traveling north.
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
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Shenandoah County Jail
Near North Main Street (U.S. 11) at West Court Street, on the left when traveling north.
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
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — The oldest business in WoodstockThe Shenandoah Valley-Herald
On North Main Street (U.S. 11) when traveling north.
Combining two of Virginia’s oldest weekly newspapers. Shenandoah Valley Est. 1806 – Woodstock Herald Est. 1817. — Map (db m117602) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — This Building ofNative Limestone Erected in 1796
On North Main Street / Old Valley Pike (U.S. 11) at West Court Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street / Old Valley Pike.
Is the oldest courthouse now in use west of the Blue Ridge. A few rods southeast from here stood the church in which Peter Muhlenburg preached his martial sermon and made his famous call to arms in 1776. Thomas Marshall Sr. and Thomas Marshall Jr., . . . — Map (db m4279) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Woodstock1752
On North Main Street / Old Valley Pike (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling south.
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
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — WoodstockExecution and “the Burning”
On West Court Street at School Street, on the right when traveling east on West Court Street.
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 . . . — Map (db m5277) HM
Virginia (Shenandoah County), Woodstock — Woodstock1752
On South Main Street / Old Valley Pike (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling north.
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

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