New Market, Virginia

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New Market is a town in Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States. It had a population of 1,637 at the time of the 2000 census. New Market is home to the Rebels of the Valley Baseball League, and the New Market Shockers of the Rockingham County Baseball League.

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History

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.

Geography

New Market is located at 38°38′40″N 78°40′24″W / 38.64444°N 78.67333°W / 38.64444; -78.67333 (38.644472, -78.673403)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), all of it land.

Schools

A number of schools are located in and around New Market including within New Market, Shenandoah Valley Academy and Shenandoah Valley Adventist Elementary School. Also located near New Market are Stonewall Jackson High School and Massanutten Military Academy, as well as a number of primary schools.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,637 people, 737 households, and 431 families residing in the town. The population density was 819.6 people per square mile (316.0/km²). There were 808 housing units at an average density of 404.6/sq mi (156.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.77% White, 1.10% Black, 0.67% Asian, 3.97% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.96% of the population.

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