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Mount Jackson
Shenandoah County, Virginia







Page Contents for Mount Jackson, Virginia

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History & History-related items

City Attractions

Historical Events



Statistics & Facts

The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Mount Jackson is approximately 1994 2010.
The approximate number of families is 687 1990, 741 2010.
The amount of land area in Mount Jackson is 3.182 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Mount Jackson to Washington DC is 92 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is 106 miles. (as the crow flies)
Mount Jackson is positioned 38.74 degrees north of the equator and 78.63 degrees west of the prime meridian.


History & History Related Items

Planned and developed in 1812. The original name for the community was Mt. Pleasant. It was changed to honor President Andrew Jackson who came through frequently on his way to Washington, D.C. from his home in Tennessee. Many of the historic Civil War buildings may be seen today. Both the Confederates and the Union had field hospitals here. The Confederate cemetery in Mount Jackson is the only one in Virginia where only Confederate soldiers are buried.
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Attractions

Meems Bottom Bridge
Covered bridge built in 1893.

Shenandoah Caverns
west of I-81, exit 269 on CR 730
Phone: 540 477-3115
Take the mile-long guided tour into the caverns. There is an elevator to the caverns. The temperature inside the caverns is a constant 56 degrees F.
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Mount Jackson Historical Events

1862
Sgt. George Washington Alexander
My great grandpa was Sgt. George Washington ALEXANDER. He was in Capt. Strother H. BOWEN'S Company, Clarke Rifleman, 2 Regiment Virginia Infantry. He enlisted when he was 17 years old in 1861. He appears on a register of sick and Wounded at C. S. A. Hospital, Mt. Jackson, Virginia. He was admitted June 1, 1862. He was moved very quickly to C. S. A. General Hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia on June 8, 1862. He was then listed as a POW in 1864, and was captured by General Sheridan and sent to Washington, D.C., and Fort Delaware, Del., during the month of August 1864. He was released on June 14, 1865. He married my great grandma, Caroline WEST Dixon on 15 Oct. 1894. He died in Iowa on 10 Sept 1911. It just amazes me on how he lived. I'm not so much proud as to what he did, but how he fought for his own life until the end. Submitted by his Great Grand-daughter, S. Pratt

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