Place:Shenandoah, Virginia, United States

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Shenandoah County (formerly Dunmore County) is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,993. Its county seat is Woodstock. It is part of the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia.

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History

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The Senedos, possibly an Iroquoian group, are thought to have been seated in the area at one time, until they were said to have been slaughtered by the Catawba in the later 17th century. The name of both the Valley and of the County is most likely connected with this Native American group. The entire Shenandoah Valley was formally purchased from the Six Nations Iroquois by Colonial Governor Gooch at the Treaty of Lancaster in 1744, but European settlement had already begun by that time. Shawnee attacks reached as far east as the current county during Pontiac's War (1763-1766).

Shenandoah County was established in 1772. It was originally named Dunmore County for Virginia Governor John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore. Woodstock was the county seat. Dunmore was Virginia's last royal governor, and was forced from office during the American Revolution. The county was renamed Shenandoah in 1778.

During the Civil War, the Battle of New Market took place May 15, 1864.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1772 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1772 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1772 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1772 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1778 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 10,510
1800 13,823
1810 13,646
1820 18,926
1830 19,750
1840 11,618
1850 13,768
1860 13,896
1870 14,936
1880 18,204
1890 19,671
1900 20,253
1910 20,942
1920 20,808
1930 20,655
1940 20,898
1950 21,169
1960 21,825
1970 22,852
1980 27,559
1990 31,636

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