In 1772 what is now Shenandoah County Virginia was founded.
From that time, when Americans were beginning the debate about their relationship with England that ultimately led to the Declaration of Independence in 1776, to today Shenandoah County and its residents have been a proud part of the American story.
Our communities are rural in nature, filled with strong agricultural traditions, vibrant small towns, and beautiful natural scenery. Our residents, whether they have roots in the county going back multiple generations or only a few weeks, are proud of its history which includes strong connections with the American Revolution, the US Civil War, the Valley Turnpike travel route, and more.
Today a network of local museums and historic sites work to tell our county’s story. This includes eight local history museums, the New Market Battlefield, Belle Grove-Cedar Creek National Historic Park, the county archives, six historic districts, and 32 national registry properties.
As we move closer to the American Revolution 250 commemoration, we will be celebrating with a series of local history events held throughout the year. Visit https://visitshenandoahcounty.com/ for updated information and dates.
While there are currently no events listed specifically for Shenandoah County, search the VA250 Statewide Calendar of Events for a comprehensive listing of programs across the state.