Here Thomas Harrison and wife deeded land for the Rockingham County public buildings, August 5, 1779. The same act established both Louisville, Ky., and Harrisonburg, May, 1780. Named for its founder, the town was also known as Rocktown. It was incorporated in 1849. In its vicinity battles were fought in 1862 and 1864. The present courthouse was built in 1897. Harrisonburg became a city in 1916.
Geographic Location: Harrisonburg
Physical Description of Location: 1 South Main Street (Route 11), Harrisonburg, VA 22801. Marker is on right when traveling.
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