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In his will, dated June 16, 1822, Reuben Moore gave one-half acre of land in Mt. Jackson for the use of a meeting house, school house, and burying ground to be used by “all Christian Ministers of any society.” Though Moore would not die until…

This two story, wood frame structure was completed in the early 19th century. It was constructed of v-notch logs, a typical German building design. Today it is covered in weatherboarding. A kitchen and dining room were added in the rear. The original…

In the early part of the 20th century, Mr. S. Lonas of Mt. Jackson constructed this building to house his mercantile business. Like many merchants at the time, Lonas dealt in most any time of merchandise customers wanted. His inventory included…

Around 1900, this two story, frame house was constructed in Conicville Virginia. Attached to the house is a single story structure that once served as the Conicville store. Oral history indicates the house may be one of the oldest in Conicville.…

The Thomas Hudson House was constructed ca. 1790. It is located north east of the small community of Hudsons Crossroads. This house is one of the best surviving examples of Germanic stone construction in Shenandoah County. It was built atop a…

In 1793 the Davidsburg Church, a Union Church consisting of Lutheran and Reformed congregations, built a log church on this site. It is currently marked by four stone markers engraved with the letter “D.” The Union Church continued to operate…