Rockingham County

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Named for a British Prime Minister and carved from Augusta County in 1777, Rockingham County lies at the heart of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. As home to a portion of the Great Wagon Road running southwest from Pennsylvania, the county's culture and landscape reflect the influence of ethnic groups migrating to the frontier along this trail. Rockingham County's rich agricultural traditions have been a constant throughout its history, and while recent population increases have led to the disappearance of much of its rolling farmland, the county maintains a strong adherence to its agricultural past.
ISBN: 9780738517247
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Virginia
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Eighth- and seventh-generation residents of Rockingham County respectively, Cheryl Lyon and Scott Hamilton Suter are the authors of this photographic volume. Lyon, an artist and business owner, and Suter, a cultural historian and assistant professor of English at Bridgewater College, have collaborated on numerous museum exhibits depicting the history and culture of the Shenandoah Valley. They are also the authors of Images of America: Harrisonburg, which was published in 2003.
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