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Cities and Towns - General

All About Dayton, Virginia: A Guide to the Government, Business, Services and History of Dayton, Virginia, 1989-90. [n.p.]: [Shenandoah Publications], [1989]. 23p.: illus., map.
A guide, with advertisements, to Dayton.
1. Dayton - Promotional literature.

[Garber, Beverly L.]. Timberville: The Early Years. [n.p.]: [Beverly L. Garber], [1993]. 251p.: illus.
A miscellaneous collection of photocopied items are arranged by subject in this history. Types of material include diaries, literary societies, church records, and business letterheads. Because of the many individuals named the genealogist will be interested in this history. The final section contains historical photographs.
1. Timberville - History. 2. Genealogy - Sources. 3. Business - Timberville. 4. Industry - Timberville.

Beach, Kristen L. "Their Past is Their Present." Curio 14, no. 1 (Summer 1991): 26-30.
A brief history of the Singers Glen community. An inserted article discusses Joseph Funk the "Father of Song in the South." Illustrations include Funk's house, his original printing house, and the Singers Glen Baptist Church.
1. Singers Glen - History. 2. Funk, Joseph, 1777-1862.

Boyd-Rush, Dorothy. "An Early Attempt at Urban Planning: Rockingham County's Town of Newhaven/New Haven." The Rockingham Recorder 3, no. 4 (April 1988): 24-26.
The article discusses an early plat of the town of Newhaven, established in 1804, that was located across the Shenandoah River from Port Republic. The Rockingham Public Library has the plat which was reproduced in the article.
1. New Haven - History.

Roper, Peter W. Jedediah Hotchkiss: Rebel Mapmaker and Virginia Businessman. Shippensburg, Penn.: White Mane, 1992. xii, 300p.: illus., maps, maps on end papers. Bibliography: p. 283-289.
As cartographer for Stonewall Jackson, Hotchkiss was involved in a number of Civil War battles including Cross Keys and Port Republic. Hotchkiss was involved in the development of The Grottes Company which, beginning in 1890, established present day Grottoes. The original name of the community was Shendun. Maps include two of Rockingham County. One is his famous "Map of the Valley."
1. Hotchkiss, Jedediah, 1828-1899. 2. Cross Keys, Battle of, 1862. 3. Port Republic, Battle of, 1862. 4. Grottoes - History. 5. The Grottoes Company. 6. Shendun - History.

Siegrist, Phil. Captured by Zenda: A Study of an African-American Community in Rural Rockingham County. [Harrisonburg, Va.]: Eastern Mennonite University, 1997. [11]p.: graphs, tables. Bibliography: p. [10-11].
Typescript copy. Term paper. This is the history of a Black community to the east of Linville. Census records, a church, education, and how the community thrived in the years following the Civil War are noted. What remains in 1997 is an old church building. Lucy Simms was a teacher here before she taught in Harrisonburg. EMU-HL holdings include manuscript materials Siegrist used for his paper. Four audiotapes that were made as part of the research process are available. They are not transcribed.
1. Zenda - History. 2. Afro-Americans - History. 3. Long's Chapel. 4. Old Athens Church. 5. Athens - History. 6. Simms, Lucy. 6. United Brethren in Christ Church - History.
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