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Shenandoah County Marker, Z-283

Formed in 1772 from Frederick, and first named Dunmore for Lord Dunmore, Governor of Virginia 1771-75. In 1778 the county was renamed for the Shenandoah River.

Marker Information:
Additional Information: Prior to January 12, 1778, Shenandoah County was originally called Dunmore County.
Year On Marker: 1947
Region: Shenandoah Valley Region
Geographic Location: Frederick County
Physical Description of Location: John Marshall Highway (Virginia 55)-Wardensville Pike (US 48), Star Tannery, VA 22654. Marker is on left when traveling west on Virginia 55, just prior to intersection with Star Tannery Road (State Route 604).
GPS Location: 39.081965,-78.425689
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