October 11, 2021

The Name Shenandoah

Shenandoah is the name used for our valley and the river. There are other versions of the spelling, notably Senedo and Sherando. The name comes from a Native American word whose origin is not known, although most theories are that it refers to the river, such as "River through the Spruces," "Silver River," and "Daughter of the Stars."  

There are two forks of the Shenandoah that come together at Front Royal. This picture shows the North Fork near Woodstock, Virginia.

This afternoon I stopped by Seven Bends State Park. The play space is taking shape and a small garden is next to it. 
Mosaic Monday 



  1. Pretty views of the river and flowers.
    Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead!

  2. ...in the Adirondacks there are places with different spellings too.

  3. Linda - this makes me think of the song about the Shenandoah River. Aa-way, you rolling river! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!


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