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Woodstock VA

Woodstock Virginia
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Town of Woodstock VA

The town of Woodstock is located int he Northern part of the Shenandoah Valley in Shenandoah county in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains. Woodstock has an abundance to offer visitors to the area such as caverns, wineries, museums, arts and crafts, performing arts, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, river tubing, skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, hiking trails, and scenic road byways.

There are public parks, golfing, baseball, the Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park, The Appalachian Trail, The Shenandoah River, the Virginia Civil War Trail, and large annual festivals. While staying in town at one of the many lodging accommodations visitors can take in the variety of shopping, the many local restaurants, and the outdoor recreation of Woodstock and the surrounding area.

History of Woodstock VA

Woodstock was officially chartered in 1761 as a part of Frederick county and formed by a land grant by Lord Fairfax and named, “Miller Town” after the founder Jacob Miller. The town of Woodstock Virginia has been the county seat of Shenandoah county since 1772. John Peter Muhlenberg, delivered a famous sermon at the church and at the end of his speech threw off his robes to reveal and official uniform and asked for volunteers to join the 8th Virginia Regiment of the Confederacy under his command.

In 1795 the courthouse was designed by Thomas Jefferson located on main street and is the oldest courthouse still used West of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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