A Town Called Shenandoah, Virginia

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

A Shop in Shenandoah, Virginia

You may have heard of Shenandoah National Park, the closest national park to Washington D.C. which mainly straddles atop a mountain ridge. You may have heard of the Shenandoah Valley, a valley on the west side of the national park. You may have heard of the Shenandoah River, one of the few rivers in the world that flow northward flowing through the Shenandoah Valley emptying into the Potomac River at Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. You may have heard about a country music band called ‘Shenandoah’. You may not have heard of the town of Shenandoah, Virginia.

What is Shenandoah, Virginia? Is it some major city we have never heard of? Did some great events happen there? Is it the home of some great company or organization?

It began as Shenandoah Iron Works, Virginia.

Some of you are saying, “Well, that is a strange name for…

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