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General | Description and Travel | History | Spotswood Expedition, 1716

Rockingham County - History - Description and Travel

Ride With Me: Shenandoah Valley I-81 South. Audiotape. Bethesda, Md.: RWM Associates, 1991.
These audiotapes were made on the areas surrounding Interstate 81 in Virginia from north to south. The narration includes historical and descriptive background on the area as one drives along the Interstate. Some music is included.
1. Rockingham County - History. 2. Rockingham County - Description and travel.
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South-West Virginia and the Valley: Historical and Biographical Illustrations. [1987] reprint of the 1892 ed. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, [1987]. 527p.: illus., tables.
A general history of western Virginia that contains chapters on Broadway and Harrisonburg. Rockingham County is noted throughout the history. See entry #89 in the author's published bibliography of 1989 on Rockingham County for reference to the original edition.
1. Rockingham County - Description and travel. 2. Broadway - Description and travel. 3. Harrisonburg - Description and travel.
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To Capitalists, Tourists, and Emigrants: Notes on the Valley of Virginia, for 1876. Pittsburgh: S.R. Johnston & Co., Printers, 1876. 24p.
This booklet offers a description of the Shenandoah Valley, and Rockingham County, from an investors and buyers perspective. The Royal Land Company, with Harrisonburg offices, is noted. Rawley Springs is highlighted with the mineral contents of its water analyzed.
1. Rawley Springs. 2. Royal Land Company of Virginia. 3. Rockingham County - Description and travel. 4. Springs - History.
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Virginia: A Guide to the Old Dominion: Compiled by Workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Virginia. Richmond: Virginia State Library and Archives in Cooperation with the Virginia Center for the Book, 1992 reprint of the 1940 ed. xxix, 710p.: illus., maps.
Bibliography: p. 647-667.
This reprint edition has added 1940 census figures, radio stations, and notes "Recent changes in highway numbers" for use in the several tours that are featured. The index has been expanded.
1. Rockingham County - Description and travel.
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Virginia: A Guide to the Old Dominion: Compiled by Workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Virginia. New York: Oxford University Press, 1940. xxix, 699p.: illus., maps.
Bibliography: p. 647-667.
A comprehensive work on Virginia history, travel, commerce, etc. In a series of "tours" Rockingham County towns and areas are described. One picture features a dairy herd in the County.
1. Rockingham County - Description and travel.
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Virginia: A Guide to the Old Dominion: Compiled by Workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Virginia. American Guide Series. New York: Oxford University Press, 1952 reprint of the 1940 ed. xxix, 710p.: illus.
Bibliography: p. 647-667.

1. Rockingham County - Description and travel.
EMU

Davis, Julia. Shenandoah: Daughter of the Stars. Photographs by Lucian Niemeyer. Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University, 1994. ix, 212p.: illus.
This beautiful, and heavily illustrated book, has history and description from throughout the Shenandoah Valley. Rockingham County is well represented. All photographs note their location.
1. Rockingham County - Description and travel - Pictorial works. 2. Rockingham County - Pictorial works.
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Gannett, Henry. A Gazetteer of Virginia and West Virginia. 1975 holdings RPL-GEN. 1980 holdings EMU-HL HRHS JMU. 1994 holdings BC. ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company; Clearfield Publishing Company. 159, 164p.
Entry #56 in the compilers 1989 Rockingham Bibliography has the original (1904) edition.
1. Gazetteers.
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Howe, Henry. Historical Collections of Virginia.... Baltimore: Reprinted for Clearfield Company by Genealogical Publishing Company, 1993 printing of the 1969 edition. Orginally published in 1845. x, 568p.: illus., maps.
See entry #66 in the author's 1989 bibliography of Rockingham County for the annotation.
1. Rockingham County - History. 2. Rockingham County - Description and travel.
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Mock, Greg. Virginia's Shenandoah Valley Virginia Geographic Series, no. 1. Helena, Mont.: American Geographic Publishing, 1990. 104p.: illus., maps.
This profusely illustrated book describes the Shenandoah Valley. Rockingham County is discussed along with several photographs. Pictures include an inside look at Endless Caverns and two scenes of Old Order Mennonites.
1. Rockingham County - Description and travel. 2. Rockingham County - Pictorial works.
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Pierce, Gegina H., and Yackso, Sharon G. The Pelican Guide to the Shenandoah: With Sidetrips to Charlottesville and the Alleghenys. Gretna, La.: Pelican Publishing Company, 1987. 128p.: illus., maps.
This book is a guide to the Shenandoah Valley. Individual chapters look at the several counties. An appendix lists vineyards and campgrounds in the Valley. The chapter on Rockingham County gives a historical sketch, points of interest, and places to go.
1. Rockingham County - Description and travel.
JMU RPL

Rockingham Development Corp. A Brief Description of Rockingham County, Virginia. Harrisonburg, Va.: The Corporation, [195-]. 21p.: maps, tables.
Written to encourage new industry in the County this publication looks at education, transportation, utilities, etc.
1. Rockingham County - Economic conditions. 2. Economic conditions - Rockingham County. 3. Rockingham County - Description and travel.
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