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The Cities and communities of Shenandoah County, Virginia *


 

Bayse

Columbia Furnace

Detrick

Edinburg

Forestville

Lebanon Church

Maurertown, Mount Clinton, Mount Jackson, Mount Olive

New Market

Orkney Springs

Quicksburg

Strasburg

Toms Brook

Woodstock

Incorporated cities in Virginia are independent of any county. Any of the above communities which are such are not under the jurisdiction of Nelson County, but are separate and complete independent cities.

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

If you have information about any of these unlinked communities, please send it to us and we will add a page for that community. Some of these places above may only be neighborhoods or local area names and are not listed with the census at all or just included in a larger surrounding designated census area..

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Information & Facts about Shenandoah County, Virginia

"In the Heart of the Shenandoah Valley"

Location
Located in northern Virginia, only 80 miles west from Washington, D.C.

The County seat is Woodstock

Surrounding counties are: Page, Rockingham, Frederick and Warren. It also borders with West Virginia on its northwest side.

History

This area was part of a huge inland sea which was the basis for the limestone rock of the area. The Indians who lived here are unknown by name because their culture was disrupted by other tribes passing through and by tribal warfare, particularly of the Shawnees. The name Shenandoah is an Indian word which means Daughter of the Stars. The main contingent of settlers was German coming down the valley from Pennsylvania. Peter Muhlenberg, a Revolutionary hero, was among them. The area was known as the "Breadbasket of the Confederacy." During the Civil War much of Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign took place here. The land was desolated through the Civil War. What was once an agricultural area with wheat turned to poultry and apple orchards, and more business in the economy. Tourism developed here due to the limestone caverns of the area.

Shenandoah County Travel Council
P.O. Box 802
Woodstock, Virginia 22664
Phone: 540-459-2332
Email: sctc@shentel.net

Shenandoah Co. Economic Development Council
P.O. Box 802
Woodstock, VA 22664

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