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ORIGINAL STOCKHOLDERS: T.T. Brown, Coon Reed,
George Blair, Samuel Robertson, Frank Randolph, Robert
Hall, Howard Coxen, London Mitchell, George Tokus,
Emanuel Blackburn, Joseph Thornley, Joseph Webb, Edmund
Jackson, Thomas Laws Jr., Jerry Wil…
Lucy Slowe, educator, was born in Berryville.
In 1908, while attending Howard University,
she became a founding member of Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority, the first Greek letter organization
for African American women, and was elected
its first pr…
On the hilltop to the south stood an important signal station used by both armies, 1861-1865. (Marker Number B-7.)
(east facing side)
Area 171 Square Miles.
Formed in 1836 from Frederick, and added to from Warren. Named for George Rogers Clark, Conqueror of the Northwest. Lord Fairfax and General Daniel Morgan, Revolutionary hero, lived in t…
From nearby Bear's Den Mountain to the Catoctin Ridge, a distance of fourteen miles, Dr. Mahlon Loomis, dentist, sent the first arial wireless signals, 1866-73, using kites flown by copper wires. Loomis received a patent in 1872 and his company wa…
Early, while passing through this gap on his return from his Washington raid, was attacked by Crook's cavalry, July 16, 1864. Crook destroyed a few wagons, Early captured a cannon.
Three miles North in July 1864, General Jubal Early's army, returning from his raid on Washington, was attacked by Federal units which forced a passage of the river. On July 18, Colonel Joseph Thoburn led his troops against the Confederates but wa…
Early in the 1870's African Americans established Josephine City, a community originally composed of 31 one-acre lots lining a 16-foot-wide street. Twenty-four former slaves and free blacks purchased the lots at $100 an acre from Ellen McCormick, …
(Preface): In June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee sent Gen. Jubal A. Early's corps from the Richmond battlefields to the Shenandoah Valley to counter Union Gen. David Hunter's army. After driving Hunter into West Virginia, Early invaded Mary…
To draw Union troops from Petersburg to Washington, Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early attacked the capital defenses on July 11, 1864. He then withdrew to the Shenandoah Valley, where he had left Gen. John C. Breckinridge division to hold the Shenand…