The tract of land that is now Berryville was first granted by the British Crown to Captain Isaac Pennington in 1734. Pennington then sold it to Colonel John Hite in 1754. It was chartered as the town of Berryville on January 15, 1798.
Annual events include a big Summer Steam and Gas Show and The Clarke County Fair. Berryville also has a farmer’s market, and there are nearby wineries and apple orchards. There are outdoor and river adventures at area campgrounds. A variety of music concerts are held in a community park during summer months. A local monastery, Holy Cross Abbey, is located a few miles east of Berryville.
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Hugh Morrison Jr. photographed the people and places of Shenandoah County, Virginia, during the first half of the 1900s, until 1950. He compiled an immense body of work, now archived by the Shenandoah County Historical Society. The collection includes more than 25,000 digital images. Photo: Hugh Morrison Jr. Archives Collection