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This two story, wood frame structure is typical of many downtown buildings in the area. It was built around 1913 by the Evans family. Walter Evans operated a barbershop on the first floor along with his wife, Mae’s tea room. They lived on the second…

This building in downtown Woodstock has been used for many purposes. Though no evidence exists to show when the structure was built, we do know that it was in existence in 1845 when the Gatewood family occupied the house. At the time John…

During both WWI and WWII, country residents sought ways to memorialize their family members, friends, and neighbors who were serving in the armed forces. One of the most popular ways they found was by erecting an honor board. These wooden signs…

In 1905 Charles D. Zirkle, who was on his deathbed, donated 45 acres of his property to the Virginia Conference of Seven Day Adventist to build a school. Two years later construction began on the main building of what was then the New Market Academy.…

This small frame structure was built in the early 19th century and became known as the Jordan property. It has served Mt. Jackson in various ways. Primarily it has been a commercial institution, providing a home to many town businesses. Initially…