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A HISTORY OF ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, VA.
by John W. Wayland, Ph. D.
Published
Ruebush-Elkins Company
Dayton, Virginia
1912

OUTLINE OF CONTENTS
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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
INTRODUCTION
CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE.
PART I. - CHRONOLOGICAL

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CHAPTER   PAGES
I. Geography of Rockingham County  
II. Geological Features  
III. First White Settlers:  1727-1738 - pg. 33 - 43 33 - 43
IV. Rockingham as Part of Augusta: 1738-1777 - pg. 44 - 64 44 - 64
V. The New County and the New Nation: 1777-1820 - pg. 65 65 -
VI. A Growing Community: 1820-1860  
VII. Rockingham in the Civil War: 1861-1865  
VIII. The Days of Reconstruction: 1865-1876.  
IX. From 1876 to 1912  
X. Rockingham To-Day  


PART II - TOPICAL

XI. Towns and Villages of Rockingham  
XII. Roads and Railroads  
XIII. Race Elements and Population  
XIV. Churches and Religious Life.  
XV. Education and Schools.  
XVI. Charitable Institutions.  
XVII. Writers and Printers:  Books and Periodicals  
XVIII. Singers of Rockingham  
XIX. Rockingham Statesmen and Jurists.  
XX. Farms and Farmers.  
XXI. Domestic Arts and Manufacturing Enterprises.  
XXII. Banks and Banking  
XXIII. Health Resorts.  
XXIV. Natural Curiosities.  
XXV. Hunting in the Western Mountains.  
XXVI. Boating on the Shenandoah River.  
XXVII. Court Days of Long Ago.  
XXVIII. Some Interesting Incidents.  
  - Spotswoods' Expedition of 1716 and the University Pageant of 1909.  
  - The Coming of the Lincolns  
  - Valentine Sevier's Sale Bill.  
  - The Influenza of 1806-7  
  - A Case of Body-Snatching.  
  - A Visit to Philadelphia in 1847.  
  - Death of Ashby: 1862  
  - Stonewall Jackson at Port Republic  
  - Killing of John Kline: 1864  
  - Death of Meigs: 1864  
  - The Thurman Movement  
  - Sidney Lanier at Rockingham Springs.  
  - A Fence Corner Council.  


CONCLUSION.


APPENDIX.

  - Sheriffs of Rockingham
  - County Treasurers
  - County Judges and Circuit Judges.
  - County Clerks and Circuit Clerks.
  - Commonwealth's Attorneys.
  - Superintendents of Schools
  - County Surveyors
  - Members of House of Delegates.
  - Members of State Senate
  - Marriages in Rockingham, 1778-1720.
  - Landowners in Rockingham in 1789
  - Muster Rolls of Rockingham Soldiers
  - Business and Professional Directory of Rockingham County: 1912
  - Bibliography: A list of books, magazines, and newspapers containing information concerning Rockingham County and Rockingham People.


INDEX.


LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

  Frontispiece, The Peak 16
  District Map 24
  Geological Map 24
  General John Sevier 32
  Site of First Court House 48
  Bear Lithia Spring 48
  Suter Wheat Field 48
  Steam Plow 48
  Court House of 1833 64
  Court House of 1874, two views 64
  Court House of 1896 64
  Chesapeake-Western Bridge 80
  Bridgewater Bridge 80
  Confluence of the Rivers, Port Republic 80
  Lethe 96
  Lincoln Homestead 96
  Miller Farm Scene 96
  Mt. Clinton 96
  State Normal School 112
  Senator John F. Lewis 128
  Etching, 10th Va. Regt. Camp Equipment 138
  Battle-Flag 10th Va. Reg. 144
  Flag of Chrisman's Boy Company 144
  Flag Saved at Appomattox 144
  Port Republic Battlefield 144
  Hon. John T. Harris 160
  Fort Lynne 176
  Conrad's Store 176
  Funk Printing House 176
  Madison Hall 176
  Smithland 176
  Old Stone Fort 176
  Bowman's Mill 176
  Bogota 176
  Waterman House 192
  Chinkapin Tree 192
  Town Hall, Bridgewater 192
  Farm Lands on Cook's Creek 192
  Historical Map 198
  Bridgewater College 204
  Elkton Hotel 208
  Singer's Glen 208
  First Postoffice 208
  Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters 208
  View of Harrisonburg 224
  Site of Salyards School (McGaheysville) 224
  Singers Glen High School 224
  Orphan's Home 224
  Old Elk Run Church 224
  Blosser Hatchery 224
  Henry Tutwiler 240
  Bishop James Madison 256
  Big Spring 272
  Ashby's Monument 272
  Olden Days on Court Square 272
  Ashbury's Chapel 272
  Old St. Peter's Church 272
  District Sunday School Map 280
  Bridgewater Graded and High School 288
  Waterman School 288
  Harrison High School 288
  McGaheysville Graded and High School 288
  Shenandoah Collegiate Institute 296
  Joseph Salyards 304
  U. S. Court House and Postoffice 312
  Rockingham Memorial Hospital 312
  Rockingham County Almshouse 312
  Old Folk's Home 312
  Dr. Gessner Harrison 320
  Etching, Oldest Known Number Rockingham Register 336
  Title-Page Genuine Church Music 342
  Judge Daniel Smith 342
  Hon. Chas. T. O'Ferrall 358
  Judge John Paul 360
  Senator L. S. Pennybacker 368
  Hand-Woven Coverlets 384
  Rawley Springs 394
  Massanetta Springs 394
  Washington's Profile 400
  Giant's Grave 400
  Cedar Cliff Falls 400
  Formation in Massanutta Cave 400
  Diamond Lake, New Market Endless Caverns 400
  Sidney Lanier Cottage 416
  Keezletown School Building 416
  A Rockingham Orchard 416
  First Piano Brought Into Rockingham 416
  Pageant, Knights of Golden Horseshoe 426
  Mt. Vernon Furnace 432
  Where Meigs Fell 432
  The Falls, Bridgewater 432
  Brock's Gap 432
  Lincoln Graveyard 432
  Silver Lake, Dayton 432
  Sidney Lanier 434

 

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