The stone house to the south is Fort Bowman, or Harmony Hall, built about 1753 for George Bowman who emigrated from Pennsylvania in 1731-1732. The house is an important example of the Pennsylvania German influence on Shenandoah Valley architecture. There was born Maj. Joseph Bowman, second in command in Gen. George Rogers Clark's expedition for the conquest of the Northwest in 1778-1779 during the Revolutionary War. Among those buried in the Bowman family cemetery nearby are Joseph Bowman's brother, Capt. Isaac Bowman, and Samuel Kercheval, the early-19th-century historian of the Valley.
Geographic Location: Shenandoah County
Physical Description of Location: Cedar Creek Wayside on Old Valley Pike (Route 11) about mile north of the intersection of Route 11 and I-81. The wayside is in the median of Route 11 and is accessible from Route 11 in both directions.
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