Early Settlers on Brock's Creek, Augusta County, VA



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Brock's Creek lies in northern Rockingham County. It is a north flowing tributary of Turley Creek, which discharges into the North Fork of the Shenandoah near Brock's Gap. Based upon the following Chalkley's record, it appears that Brock's Creek was formerly known as "Mill Creek":

Page 328. (undated, prob. bet. 14 April, 1773 - 18 May, 1773) -- Mill Creek, otherwise known as Brock's Creek, a branch of Shanandore.

It appears to have been named after George Brock who is said to have been a chain carrier for surveyors in the area by 1749.

Page 10.—2d February, 1754. Andrew Bird to Abraham Bird, 174 acres in Brock's Gap on North Sharrando River, the patent line to the Chimney Rock.
See image:Tributaries of The Shennandoah River.jpg for a larger view of the Shennandoah Watershed.


Brock's Creek is a branch of the Shenandoah River, per the following Chalkley's record:

  • Page 328.--Mill Creek, otherwise known as Brock's Creek, a branch of Shanandore.

Some of the early settlers near Brock's Creek were listed in the following record:

  • Vol. 1 - (247) Petition of inhabitants of Linvil's Creek. These persons to clear a road from Brock's Creek to Francis Hughes's, thence to the main road leading to Fredericksburg: Jonathan Duglass, Wm. Smith, John Miller, James Claypole, Wm. Claypole, Ro. Williams, Rees Thomas.

The settlers on Brock's Creek have been moved to the listing of Early Settlers on the North Branch of the Shenandoah


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