July 10, 2014

Shenandoah - Warren County Line

Along Strasburg Road near the Shenandoah River stands a historical marker. One side of the sign introduces Warren County and the other side introduces Shenandoah County.


Shenandoah County
Area 510 Square Miles
Formed in 1836 from Frederick and Shenandoah, and named for General Joseph Warren, killed at Bunker Hill, 1775.


Warren County
Area 216 Square Miles
Formed in 1772 from Frederick, and first named Dunmore for Lord Dunmore, Governor of Virginia, 1771-1775. In 1778 the county was renamed for the Shenandoah River.

A few yards away there's a driveway and a pretty stone wall. The tidy field beyond is typical of what we see in the Shenandoah Valley.

Linking to: Signs, Signs


13 comments:

  1. wow! gorgeous fences and fields!

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  2. Lovely countryside adn Ilove the stone fence

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  3. This looks like my kind of area. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  4. It looks so peaceful there.

    Warren's a good man to name a place for.

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  5. love the stone fence and entrance

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  6. Such a relaxing view. I bet it is pretty in the fall too.

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  7. Such a relaxing view. I bet it is pretty in the fall too.

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  8. I love the stone wall! So pretty.

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  9. That is so much better than a plain name sign

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  10. how I love stone fences........

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