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Martin, Richard D. F. "A Survey of "Lethe" an Eighteenth-Century House in Rockingham County, Virginia." Honors, General Studies, [Harrisonburg, Va.], James Madison University, 1996, iii, 85p.: illus., graphs, maps. Bibliography: p. 82-85.
This thesis is a detailed study of Lethe located north of Port Republic on the Shenandoah River. The thesis introduces individuals associated with this house including the builder, Peachy Gilmer. The architecture of the dwelling is emphasized. Over ninety photographs enhance this thesis.
1. Lethe. 2. Houses - Rockingham County. 3. Gilmer, Peachy.
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Skeens, Betty. "18th Century Home was Hospital Church." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., August 29, 1992, 26.
An illustrated article on the Jacob Yount house near Port Republic. Yount built the house ca. 1796. The house contained moveable partitions to accommodate Church of the Brethren worship services. During the Civil War battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic the house served as a hospital for both armies.
1. Houses - Rockingham County. 2. Rockingham County - Houses. 3. Yount, Jacob. 4. Jacob Yount House.
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Skeens, Betty. "18th Century Inn Grew Into Home." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., November 7, 1992, 20.
This illustrated article featues a house known originally as The Blue Ball Tavern. It is located on the Keezletown Road. Originally built in 1787 by David Hartnett it was expanded in 1820. Various house owners are noted.
1. The Blue Ball Tavern. 2. Harnett, David. 3. Rockingham County - Houses. 4. Houses - Rockingham County.
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Skeens, Betty. "Acker House: Little Changed Since 1818." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., September 26, 1992, 25.
The Peter Acker house, near Linville, is featured in this illustrated article. Built in 1818, the estate had belonged to the Lincoln Homestead prior to 1780. One picture shows slots in the cellar used to ward off Indian attacks.
1. Houses - Rockingham County. 2. Rockingham County - Houses. 3. Acker, Peter. 4. Acker House.
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Skeens, Betty. "Back to the Roots: Stone House Frontier Charm Restored." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., April 25, 1992, 25.
The house at Stone House Farm predates the American Revolution. it is located west of Port Republic. John Kyger was the original owner. Illustrated.
1. Rockingham County - Houses. 2. Houses - Rockingham County. 3. Stone House Farm. 4. Kyger, John.
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Skeens, Betty. "Buttons, Bullets Left from War." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., March 21, 1992, 23.
An illustrated article on Lynnwood, a house near Port Republic, where some of the fighting during the Battle of Port Republic took place. Lynnwood was built in 1813 by Charles Lewis. The article includes information on the Civil War battle.
1. Rockingham County - Houses. 2. Houses - Rockingham County. 3. Lynnwood (house). 4. Lewis, Charles. 5. Port Republic, Battle of, 1862 - Personal narratives.
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Skeens, Betty. "Can't Buy Me Love?" Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., August 1, 1992, 22.
Built in 1819 by John Dunmore the Dunmore-Worthington House is one of the oldest remaining in Port Republic. Illustrated.
1. Port Republic - Houses. 2. Houses - Port Republic. 3. Dunmore, John.
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Skeens, Betty. "Crossroad Farm was Civil War Hospital." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., December 19, 1992, 24.
The Peale Home (now called Crossroad Farm) east of Harrisonburg is featured in this illustrated article. Built in 1844 by Johnathan Peals it was used by Stonewall Jackson's forces during the battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic. Various owners are noted.
1. Peale, Johnathan. 2. Peale House. 3. Crossroad Farm. 4. Rockingham County - Houses. 5. Houses - Rockingham.
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Skeens, Betty. "Dallas may have roots at 'The Grove'." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., July 18, 1992, 23.
"The Grove" (today Brookdale Farm) was built in 1822 by William Ewing II. The house is located along Mount Clinton Pike northwest of Harrisonburg.
1. Rockingham County - Houses. 2. Houses - Rockingham County. 3. "The Grove" (house). 4. Ewing, William II, 1780-1857.
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Skeens, Betty. "Farmingreen." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., June 13, 1992, 22.
Farmingreen, built in 1825 by Henry Wenger, is located east of Edom. it has remained in the same family for six generations. Illustrated.
1. Rockingham County - Houses. 2. Houses - Rockingham County. 3. Farmingreen (house). 4. Wenger, Henry.
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Skeens, Betty. "Ghosts of the Past Linger in Foothills Home." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., April 11, 1992, 25.
Built near the site of the Battle of Port Republic Mapleton was completed in 1886. The illustrated article notes Samuel H. Lewis II as the builder. Skeens recollects the story of a ghost of an individual who died in the house. Earlier names of the house were Lewiston and Battery Hill.
1. Rockingham County - Houses. 2. Houses - Rockingham County. 3. Mapleton (house). 4. Lewis, Samuel H., II.
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Skeens, Betty. "Gibbons House Among Oldest." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., June 20, 1992, 22.
The Sam Gibbons house near McGaheysville is featured in this illustrated article. The house was built in 1814.
1. Houses - Rockingham County. 2. Rockingham County - Houses. 3. Gibbons, Sam. 4. Gibbons House.
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Skeens, Betty. "Hillside Mansion: Early Doctor's Home." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., September 12, 1992, 20.
A house built in 1866 by Dr. John B. Amiss is featured in the illustrated article. The house is located north of Elkton. Ceiling fresco paintings are noted.
1. Rockingham County - Houses. 2. Houses - Rockingham County. 3. Amiss, John B.
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Skeens, Betty. "House Named for Town's Founder." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., August 15, 1992, 22.
The Dinkle House, built in Bridgewater in 1815 by Jacob Dinkle, is featured in this illustrated article.
1. Bridgewater - Houses. 2. Houses - Bridgewater. 3. Dinkle House. 4. Dinkle, Jacob.
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Skeens, Betty. "House Played Role in Civil War." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., December 5, 1992, 24.
A house built ca. 1857 near Cross Keys by Simon Whitesel is featured in this illustrated article. The house's hip-roofed architectural design is note along with its use during the 1862 battle at Cross Keys.
1. Cross Keys, Battle of, 1862. 2. Houses - Rockingham County. 3. Rockingham County - Houses. 4. Whitesel, Simon.
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Skeens, Betty. "Inglewood Home to Line of Statesmen." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., March 28, 1992, 21.
Built ca. 1818 Inglewood is located north of Harrisonburg. Robert Gray built the house. Margaret Grattan Weaver is the current owner. Illustrated.
1. Rockingham County - Houses. 2. Houses - Rockingham County. 3. Weaver, Margaret G. 4. Inglewood (house). 5. Gray, Robert, 1781-1859.
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Skeens, Betty. "Kyle's Mill Farm Built in 3 Centuries." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., October 17, 1992, 23.
Kyle's Mill Farm, near Mill Creek east of Harrisonburg, was built in the 1740's by John Stevenson. Other owners are noted in the illustrated article.
1. Rockingham County - Houses. 2. Houses - Rockingham County. 3. Stevenson, John. 4. Kyle's Mill Farm.
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Skeens, Betty. "Lantz home has 2 Links to Local History." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., October 10, 1992, 20.
A house in Broadway built in 1855 by Michael "Betsy" Kline is features. Kline was a brother of Church of the Brethren elder John Kline. John C. Myers, educator, also lived in the house from1912 to 1950. Other owners are discussed.
1. Houses - Broadway. 2. Broadway - Houses. 3. Kline, Michael (Betsy). 4. Myers, John C., 1876-1962.
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Skeens, Betty. "Limestone Farmhouse Nears 200th Year." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., October 24, 1992, 22.
A house built ca. 1800 near Bridgewater is featured in this illustrated article. Other owners are mentioned.
1. Rockingham County - Houses. 2. Houses - Rockingham County. 3. Wise, Adam.
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Skeens, Betty. "Lincoln Family Home Survives." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., May 9, 1992, 23.
Built ca. 1800 by Jacob Lincoln the Lincoln Homestead house is located south of Broadway. The illustrated article includes information on several Lincoln family members.
1. Rockingham County - Houses. 2. Houses - Rockingham County. 3. Lincoln Homestead. 4. Lincoln, Jacob. 5. Lincoln family.
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Skeens, Betty. "Linville Log Cabin Built in 18th Century." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., September 19, 1992, 22.
The log cabin featured in this illustrated article is on Highway 42 south of Broadway. It was built ca. 1800 by George Baxter.
1. Houses - Rockingham County. 2. Rockingham County - Houses. 3. Log Cabins. 4. Baxter, George.
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Skeens, Betty. "Long Glade: A House that 'Growed'." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., August 22, 1992, 22.
Long Glade Farm, south of Bridgewater, was built ca. 1790. It replaced a log cabin built prior to 1774 by the Erwin family. Various owners are mentioned in this illustrated article.
1. Rockingham County - Houses. 2. Houses - Rockingham County. 3. Erwin, Frances. 4. Erwin family. 6. Long Glade Farm.
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Skeens, Betty. "Mansion Built with Bridgewater." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., January 9,, 1993, 20.
This illustrated article is about a house on East Bank Street in Bridgewater. The brick mansion was built prior to 1828 by the town's founder, John Dinkle. Several home owners are mentioned.
1. Dinkle, John. 2. Houses - Bridgewater. 3. Bridgewater - Houses.
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Skeens, Betty. "Mansion Replaced Log House." , Harrisonburg Daily News Record, January 16,, 1993, 19.
This illustrated article is about a house in Dayton built in 1898 by James Ruebush. The house is at the corner of College and Mill Streets. Various other owners are noted.
1. Ruebush, James. 2. Houses - Dayton. 3. Dayton - Houses.
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Skeens, Betty. "Maplewood Withstand the Ravages of Time." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., December 26, 1992, 30.
This article is on Maplewood, a northern Rockingham County house. The original 350 acre estate was acquired by James Wood in 1746 from King George II. The present house was built in 1759 by John E. Hopkins. Information on a number of property owners is provided in the illustrated article.
1. Maplewood (house). 2. Wood, James. 3. Hopkins, John E. 4. Rockingham County - Houses. 5. Houses - Rockingham County.
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Skeens, Betty. "Ottobine's Paul House Still in the Same Family." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., August 8, 1992, 19.
Built in 1856 the Peter Paul House is featured in this illustrated article. The Paul family has lived on this location since ca. 1750. Coverage of various Paul family members is provided.
1. Peter Paul House. 2. Houses - Ottobine. 3. Ottobine - Houses. 4. Paul, Peter. 5. Paul family.
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Skeens, Betty. "Preacher Rebricked After War." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg Va., May 16, 1992, 21.
This illustrated article is on a house south of Broadway that was built in 1865 by the Rev. Samuel Shank, Jr. The article includes information on Civil War action in which an earlier house was torched.
1. Rockingham County - Houses. 2. Houses - Rockingham County. 3. Shank, Samuel, Jr.
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Skeens, Betty. "Seldom Seen Farm Aptly Named." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., June 6, 1992, 22.
The house on Seldom Seen Farm east of Elkton is featured in this illustrated article. The house was built in the 1820's by Henry Harnsberger. Individuals connected with the house are noted.
1. Rockingham County - Houses. 2. Houses - Rockingham County. 3. Seldom Seen Farm. 4. Harnsberger, Henry, 1794- .
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Skeens, Betty. "Singers Glen Home: A Landmark." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., October 3, 1992, 23.
The house built ca. 1810 by Joseph Funk is featured. A picture that includes both National Register of Historic Places and Virginia Landmarks Register markers is included.
1. Funk, Joseph, 1777-1862. 2. Singers Glen - Houses. 3. Houses - Singers Glen.
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Skeens, Betty. "Smithland Predates Revolution." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., September 5, 1992, 27.
Smithland, built ca. 1756, and located just north of Harrisonburg was the home of Colonel Daniel Smith. This estate has had an illustrious past hosting George Washington on several occasions and serving as the first seat of the Rockingham County court. Various owners are mentioned in the article.
1. Rockingham County - Houses. 2. Houses - Rockingham County. 3. Smith, Daniel. 4. Smithland.
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Skeens, Betty. "Test of Time: Dell has Survived Almost 2 Centuries." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., April 18, 1992, 23.
Built ca. 1800 the Dell house is located along Mill Creek outside Port Republic. Leonard Null is the likely builder of this house.
1. Rockingham County - Houses. 2. Houses - Rockingham County. 3. The Dell (house). 4. Null, Leonard.
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Skeens, Betty. "Union Spies Missed Golden Creek." Harrisonburg Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va., May 23, 1992, 33.
Golden Creek Farm, near Shenandoah, is featured in this illustrated article. The house was built in 1861 by George Harnsberger. The article notes it was the only house of its time (1860's) to have running water and an indoor bathroom.
1. Rockingham County - Houses. 2. Houses - Rockingham County. 3. Golden Creek Farm. 4. Harnsberger, George, 1817- .
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Smith, Elmer L. "The Moving Month." In Valley Folklore - 1967, ed. Elmer L. Smith, 23-25. Harrisonburg, Va.: Elmer L. Smith, 1967.
Reminiscences of a farm family moving from Rockingham County to Illinois in 1855 and a poem entitled "When We Were Boys in Rockingham" is included in this brief article.
1. Farm life. 2. Poetry - Rockingham County.
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Virginia. Agricultural Experimental Station. Economic Land Classification of Rockingham County. Bulletin 476. Blacksburg, Va.: The Station, 1955. 19p.: illus., tables.
A general discussion of the quality of Rockingham County land in its use for agricultural purposes is given.
1. Economic Conditions - Rockingham County. 2. Land use. 3. Agriculture - Economic conditions.
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