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A History of Rockingham County, Virginia (Paperback) Loot Price: R482
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A History of Rockingham County, Virginia (Paperback): John Walter Wayland
A History of Rockingham County, Virginia (Paperback): John Walter Wayland

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A History of Rockingham County, Virginia (Paperback)

John Walter Wayland

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: I . CHAPTER I. GEOGRAPHY OF ROCKINGHAM COUNTY. Rockingham County, Virginia, extends from the Blue Ridge on the southeast entirely across the great valley to the first Alleghany ranges on the northwest, and has an area of 870 square miles. Only two counties in the State, Augusta and Pittsylvania, are larger. Excepting a great notch, cut out of the east corner in 1831 in the formation of Page County, Rockingham is nearly a square, and lies on the map as if its corners were approaching the cardinal points of the compass in a right-hand turn. The corner farthest north extends nearly up to the 39th parallel of latitude, the south corner being almost as near to the !38th. As to longitude, the 79th meridian cuts it almost in half. A line drawn due east from the north corner of Rockingham, and measured in that course 107 miles, would end in sight of the Washington Monument, on the south side towards Alexandria. One drawn southeastward from the south corner, and measured 87 miles, would end at a point near enough to Manchester and Richmond to be in sound of the chiming bells in those cities beside the James. The northeastern half of the great valley of Virginia, comprising now the ten counties of Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Warren, Frederick, Clark, Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan (the last three being in West Virginia), may properly be termed the Shenandoah Valley, since it is drained into the Potomac by the Shenandoah River through its several branches. Prior to the year 1738 the entire Shenandoah Valley, with much more territory west and southwest, was a part of Orange County. In 1738 it was cut off from Orange, and divided into two counties, Frederick and Augusta. In 1777 a large part of Augusta was cut off and erected intothe county of Rockingham. These success...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: October 2010
Authors: John Walter Wayland
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 160
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-16189-3
Barcode: 9780217161893
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-16189-8

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