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.