Rockingham County, Virginia

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Rockingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 67,725. Its county seat is Harrisonburg[1]. Rockingham County is included in the Harrisonburg, Virginia, Metropolitan Statistical Area and is home of the Rockingham County Baseball League.



Settlement of the County began in 1727, when Adam Miller (Mueller) staked out a claim on the south fork of the Shenandoah River, near the line that now divides Rockingham County from Page County.[2][3][4][5] On a trip through eastern Virginia, the German-born Miller had heard reports about a lush Valley to the west which had been discovered by Governor Alexander Spotswood's legendary Knights of the Golden Horseshoe Expedition, and then moved his family down from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.[6][7][8] In 1741, Miller purchased 820 acres (3.3 km2), including a large lithia spring, near Elkton, VA, and lived on this property for the remainder of his life.[9][10]

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