Place:New Market, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States

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NameNew Market
TypeTown
Coordinates38.644°N 78.673°W
Located inShenandoah, Virginia, United States
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New Market is a town in Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States. It had a population of 2,146 at the 2010 census. New Market is home to the Rebels of the Valley Baseball League, the New Market Shockers of the Rockingham County Baseball League, and the Schultz Theatre and School of Performing Arts.

History

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In 1745, John Sevier, later a Revolutionary War commander and first governor of the State of Franklin and first Governor of Tennessee, was born in the town.

On May 15, 1864, New Market was the site of the Battle of New Market - a battle in the Valley Campaigns of 1864 in the American Civil War. Students from the Virginia Military Institute fought alongside the Confederate Army and forced Union General Franz Sigel and his army out of the Shenandoah Valley. Every year VMI cadets commemorate the 85-mile march from Lexington to New Market done by the cadets in 1864 which ended in their victorious charge at the Battle of New Market.

The New Market Historic District and New Market Battlefield State Historical Park are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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