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Bethlehem Church

Bethlehem Church, also known as Bethlehem United Church of Christ, is a historic United Church of Christ church located at Broadway, Rockingham County, Virginia. It was built in 1844-1845, and is a small, one-story, gable-roofed limestone structure. It measures 42 feet, 6 inches, by 32 feet, 6 inches. The original vaulted ceiling and gable roof were destroyed during the American Civil War. The present gable roof was built in 1914. It was used as the primary church until a new church was constructed in 1952.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

A History of Orange County, Virginia, from Its Formation in 1734 to the End of Reconstruction in 1870, Compiled Mainly from Original Records. with a

W. W. Scott

This is the standard history of Orange County, Virginia, most of whose records have perished. While there are chapters on county courthouses, churches, people and houses, the Germanna Colony, and Orange County's participation in the French and Indian Wars, the Revolution and the Civil War, the genealogical strength of the book lies in its copious appendices. These include a list of persons who imported themselves or were imported into the county between 1736 and 1756, the Orange County census of 1782, and rosters of Orange County men in the Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War.

Greene County (Images of America)

Greene County Historical Society

Greene County covers less than 160 square miles, the western portion of which became part of Shenandoah National Park in 1935. The Blue Ridge Mountains have played an important role in its history. Travel between the eastern Piedmont and the Shenandoah Valley through Swift Run Gap has been a defining feature for thousands of years, beginning with the Native American tribes. By 1736, most of the land was taken up in patents from the British Crown. A thriving village that became Stanardsville developed close to the mountains and was a coach stop on the “Richmond Road.” During the 19th century, many small hamlets with schools, stores, and churches grew up in the mountains and at the crossroads. In 1838, the county was formed from the western part of Orange County, and its Jeffersonian courthouse was built. One century later, the Shenandoah National Park changed the face of the county. Today, over a million visitors to the park each year enjoy the time they can spend there.

Montpelier and the Madisons: House, Home and American Heritage (Landmarks)

Matthew Hyland

A stately plantation in picturesque Orange County, Virginia, Montpelier has been home to many owners, but the period in which the Madison family occupied it remains the most intriguing. Historian Matthew G. Hyland traces the development of the plantation as it evolved and changed through three generations of Madisons - from beginnings as temporary quarters on the tobacco frontier of Piedmont Virginia to the height of fame as the noteworthy abode of the fourth United States President, James Madison.

The history of the house and its grounds offers a glimpse into the private dilemmas and public struggles that mark the development of democracy and reflect the creation of the United States as a nation. Newly renovated and restored to the era President Madison lived and entertained there, the home stands as a testament to its great proprietor’s interests and tastes, and as a witness to American history.

National Geographic Traveler: Miami and the Keys, 5th Edition

Mark Miller

Miami, the Florida Keys, and Miami Beach are America’s favorite destinations. This lushly illustrated guide takes readers through the celebrated Miami’s central districts, Miami Beach, Key Biscayne and Virginia Key, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, South Miami, the Upper, Middle, and Lower Keys, Key West, and Dry Tortugas. Opening chapters advise on planning your trip and introduce the city and its surrounds in the context of its history, rich mix of cultures, art, and cuisine. Contemporary editorial features and experiential sidebars highlight every aspect of Miami, which has been called “the American city of the future.” The text showcases the city’s fantastic architecture, Little Haiti, the Art Deco district, Miami’s horseracing, the city’s Jewish heritage, and snorkeling and diving in the Keys. Several tours are featured, including one of downtown Miami by Metromover, a Tamiami Trail driving tour, and an exploration of old Key West. The extensive Travelwise section offers visitors a range of the best hotels and restaurants in the city and the Keys.

A History Of Orange County, Virginia: From Its Formation In 1734 (o.s.) To The End Of Reconstruction In 1870 : Compiled Mainly From Original Records, ... A Summary Of Local Events To 1907, And A Map

William Wallace Scott

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ <title> A History Of Orange County, Virginia: From Its Formation In 1734 (o.s.) To The End Of Reconstruction In 1870 : Compiled Mainly From Original Records, With A Brief Sketch Of The Beginnings Of Virginia, A Summary Of Local Events To 1907, And A Map<author> William Wallace Scott<publisher> E. Waddey Co., 1907<subjects> Orange County (Va.)

The Charlottesville Dogwood Festival (VA) (Images of America)

Elizabeth d. Wood Smith

During the month of April, the residents of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, and Orange Counties converge on the city of Charlottesville to celebrate the beauty of Central Virginia and honor the state flower. Beginning in 1950 as the Apple Harvest Festival, the festival took on its current name, the Charlottesville Dogwood Festival, in 1958. Each year, Charlottesville comes alive not only with the blooms and blossoms of spring, but with fireworks, amusement rides, and a host of local royalty. The beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and fall foliage as well as breathtaking springs and some of the nation's oldest and most prestigious plantations make this area one of the most popular places to visit in the South. The Charlottesville Dogwood Festival takes pride in being a long-standing part of an area rich in tradition and heritage.

A Walking Tour of Manassas, Virginia (Look Up, America!)

Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. Whether you are preparing for a road trip or just out to look at your own town in a new way.Each walking tour describes historical and architectural landmarks and provides pictures to help out when those pesky street addresses are missing. Every tour also includes a quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on American streets.The Manassas Gap and the Orange and Alexandria railroads crossed in Manassas, a surveyor's decision in the 1850s that transformed this small farming community into one of America's best known towns in the Civil War. In an attempt to control that railroad junction the Northern and Southern armies clashed twice in the first two years of the war five miles north of town near a creek called Bull Run, resulting in 30,000 casualties.On july 21, 1861, the Civil War was expected to end. The fully equipped Union army under General Irvin McDowell was prepared to take the field for the first time at Bull Run. The complete submission of the rebels was considered such a certainty that the Federal troops were accompanied by picnickers and sightseers. After ten hours of bloody fighting, the Union army was in retreat and it was apparent this was not going to be a one-battle war.The armies returned to Bull Run a year later, seasoned and spirited. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia was at the peak of its power, and he out maneuvered General John Pope's Union army in three days of struggle beginning on August 28. With his masterful victory here, Lee was able to carry the war tot he North for the first time. During the Civil War, both sides used the fledgling town as a supply base and twice Manassas was ravaged. Rebuilt after the hostilities ended, the town grew during the Victorian era of the 1880s and 1890s and became the Prince William County seat in 1892. A devastating fire swept through the commercial district in 1905 with only two brick buildings surviving the conflagration. Thereafter Manassas remained a small town for most of the 20th century. It became a city in 1975. Known for its Civil War history, Manassas trumpets its Old Town historic district.Our explorations of the early 20th century Manassas streetscape will begin at the landmark that defines the town, a splendid relic from the golden age of railroading...

A History of Orange County, Virginia, from its formation in 1734 (o.s.) to the end of reconstruction in 1870

William Wallace 1845- [from old Scott

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Orange County, Virginia: Including its History, the Mayhurst, the Rockwood, the James Madison Museum, and More

Sharon Clyde

Discover Orange County like you have never seen it before. Whether you are a first time traveler or avid visitor of this region of the world, this book is the perfect guide for you. Read about all the amazing surprises you could find and all the must see places. Included in this book are the Barboursville, the Holladay House, the Horton Vineyards, and everything in between. With content from a huge community of contributors, you get the convenience and security of a real print travel guide, but with fresh data and content. Earth Eyes Destinations represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as we increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge.

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