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Rockingham County Virginia




Joshua Wilton House, ca. 1890, 412 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA, National Register

Photo: Joshua Wilton House, ca. 1890, 412 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Photographed by User:Strawser (own work), 2013, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed September, 2016.

Rockingham County administrative offices are located at 29 East Gay Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22802; phone: 540-564-3000.

The area that would become Rockingham County was first settled ca. 1727 by Adam Meuller who staked a claim along the south fork of the Shenandoah River.

The county was created in 1778 and named for the Marquis of Rockingham, a British statesmen who was known to have been sympathetic to the American Revolution. [www.rockinghamcountyva.gov, accessed February, 2013]

The county seat is Harrisonburg.

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