Shenandoah County, Virginia

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Shenandoah County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is part of the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 35,075. Its county seat is Woodstock[1].



Shenandoah County was established in 1772, it was originally named Dunmore County for Virginia Governor Lord Dunmore. The county was renamed Shenandoah in 1778, named for the Senedos Indian tribe. During the Civil War the Battle of New Market took place May 15, 1864.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 513 square miles (1,327 km²), of which 512 square miles (1,327 km²) is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) (0.06%) is water. The Fort Valley and western slopes of the Massanutten Mountain are located within the county.

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