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Encyclopedia > Shenandoah Valley
Canoeing on the Shenandoah River near Winchester, VA.
Canoeing on the Shenandoah River near Winchester, VA.

The Shenandoah Valley region of western Virginia, from Winchester to Staunton, is bounded by the Blue Ridge mountains to the East and the Allegheny mountains to the West. Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, and Front Royal are also among the many small towns in the Valley. The region also includes the eastern panhandle of West Virginia and the cities of Martinsburg and Harpers Ferry. Down the center of the Shenandoah Valley runs the Massanutten Mountain range. Canoing on the Shenandoah This is not Winchester. ... This article is about the river in Virginia in the United States. ... Winchester is a city located in the state of Virginia. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Official languages English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Tim Kaine (D-Governor Elect) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 7. ... Winchester is a city located in the state of Virginia. ... West Beverley Street in downtown Staunton Staunton is an independent city within the confines of Augusta County in the state of Virginia. ... A rainy day in the Great Smoky Mountains, Western North Carolina The Appalachian Mountains are a vast system of North American mountains, partly in Canada, but mostly in the United States, extending as a zone, from 100 to 300 miles wide, running from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, 1500 miles south... A rainy day in the Great Smoky Mountains, Western North Carolina The Appalachian Mountains are a vast system of North American mountains, partly in Canada, but mostly in the United States, extending as a zone, from 100 to 300 miles wide, running from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, 1500 miles south... Harrisonburg is an independent city within the confines of Rockingham County in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Waynesboro, deriving its name from General Anthony Wayne or possibly Waynes family home, is an independent city located within the confines of Augusta County in the state of Virginia. ... Front Royal is a town located in Warren County, Virginia. ... State nickname: Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin (D) Senators Robert Byrd (D) Jay Rockefeller (D) Official languages English Area 62,809 km² (41st)  - Land 62,436 km²  - Water 376 km² (0. ... Martinsburg is a city located in Berkeley County, West Virginia. ... Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 1865. ... Massanutten Mountain is a mountain range that runs down the center of the Shenandoah Valley from approximately Frederick County, Virginia in the North, to its highest peak in Rockingham County, Virginia in the South. ...


The word "Shenandoah" was derived for the Native American expression for "Beautiful Daughter of the Stars." The Valley Pike (or Valley Turnpike) began as a migratory trail for tribes such as the Delaware and Catawba and became the major thoroughfare of wagons, and in time, motor vehicles. By the 20th century, the Valley Turnpike was a toll road, eventually being acquired by the Commonwealth of Virginia and becoming U.S. Highway 11. For much of the length, the newer Interstate 81 parallels the old Valley Pike. A Sioux in traditional dress including war bonnet, circa 1908. ... A drawing etitled the escape of Stonewall Jacksons Army down the valley pike at Strausburg [sic], Va. ... Migration occurs when living things move from one biome to another. ... The Lenape or Lenni-Lenape (later named Delaware Indians by Europeans) were, in the 1600s, loosely organized bands of Native American people practicing small-scale agriculture to augment a largely mobile hunter-gatherer society in the region around the Delaware River, the lower Hudson River, and western Long Island Sound. ... The Catawba (also known as Issa or Esaw) are a tribe of Native Americans, once considered one of the most powerful eastern Siouan tribes, that traditionally lived in the Southeast United States, along the border between North and South Carolina. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... A high-speed toll booth on SR 417 near Orlando, Florida A toll gate on the Sayama bypass (Saitama prefectural road 397) in Japan A toll gate on the Dom Pedro I Highway near the city of Itatiba, Brazil A toll road, turnpike or tollpike is a road on which... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... Categories: Stub | United States Highway system ... I-81 looking southbound near mile 245, Harrisonburg, Virginia. ...


Though the Shenandoah Valley is sometimes said to reach as far as Roanoke, it and Lexington are not in the Shenandoah River basin, which reaches somewhat south of Staunton. From north to south, the Shenandoah Valley encompasses two counties in West Virginia: Berkeley County and Jefferson County; and seven counties in Virginia: Frederick County, Clarke County, Warren County, Shenandoah County, Page County, Rockingham County, and Augusta County. Downtown Roanoke, showing the Wachovia Tower and railroad tracks. ... Lexington is an independent city within the confines of Rockbridge County in the state of Virginia. ... This article is about the river in Virginia in the United States. ... Berkeley County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1743 Seat Winchester Area  - Total  - Water 1,076 km² (416 mi²) 3 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1836 Seat Berryville Area  - Total  - Water 462 km² (178 mi²) 4 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1836 Seat Front Royal Area  - Total  - Water 560 km² (216 mi²) 7 km² (3 mi²) 1. ... Shenandoah County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Page County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1778 Seat Harrisonburg Area  - Total  - Water 2,210 km² (853 mi²) 6 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1738 Seat Staunton Area  - Total  - Water 2,515 km² (971 mi²) 1 km² (1 mi²) 0. ...


The Shenandoah Valley is a productive agricultural region. Despite the great promise of the rich farmland of the Valley, the Blue Ridge Mountains, crossed by Governor Alexander Spotswood's legendary Knights of the Golden Horseshoe Expedition at Swift Run Gap in 1716, were a major obstacle to colonial expansion from the east. Instead, the Valley was first settled by German and Scotch-Irish immigrants from Pennsylvania in the 1730s. They came up the Valley from the Potomac River, in contrast to the largely English settlement of the Virginia tidewater and piedmont regions. Blue Ridge Mountains, Shinning Rock Wilderness Area Blue Ridge Mountains (NPS) Most of the rocks that form the Blue Ridge Mountains, United States, are ancient granitic and metamorphosed volcanic formations, some exceeding one billion years in age. ... Alexander Spotswood c. ... The Knights of the Golden Horseshoe Expedition took place in 1716 in the British Colony of Virginia. ... Swift Run Gap is a wind gap located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. ... // Events August 5 - In the Battle of Peterwardein 40. ... Ulster-Scots is a term mainly used in Ireland and Britain (Scotch-Irish or Scots-Irishis commonly used in North America) primarily to refer to Presbyterian Scots, or their descendents, who migrated from the Scottish Lowlands to Ulster (the northern province of Ireland), largely across the 17th century. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Official languages None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Senators Arlen Specter (R) Rick Santorum (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 2. ... Events and Trends The Great Awakening - A Protestant religious movement active in the British colonies of North America Sextant invented (probably around 1730) independently by John Hadley in Great Britain and Thomas Godfrey in the American colonies World leaders Louis XV King of France (king from 1715 to 1774) George... The Potomac River at Great Falls, MD from Olmstead Island, water relatively low The Potomac River flows into Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... The Tidewater region of Virginia is the southeastern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia, centered on Hampton Roads. ... The James River winds its way among piedmont hills in central Virginia. ...


The Shenandoah Valley was a major site of battles in the American Civil War. The American Civil War (1861–1865) was fought in North America within the United States of America, between twenty-four mostly northern states of the Union and the Confederate States of America, a coalition of eleven southern states that declared their independence and claimed the right of secession from the...


See also

Among the locations known as The Great Valley is one in the eastern United States of America, lying behind the first ridge of mountains (the Blue Ridge) extending from New York to Georgia. ... Stonewall Jackson The Valley Campaign was Confederate General Thomas J. Stonewall Jacksons brilliant spring 1862 campaign through the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, during the American Civil War. ... Eastern Theater operations in 1864 The Valley Campaigns of 1864 were American Civil War operations and battles that took place in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia from May to October, 1864. ...

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Suddenly the stars realized that this valley had been the bed of their beautiful lake and the blue mountains around it were the same ones upon which they had cast their robes of light in ages past.
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