The town of Strasburg is the largest of the six Shenandoah County communities. It lies on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River at the foot of the northern end of Massanutten Mountain. Strasburg was chartered in 1761 and incorporated in 1922.
The town is located between Cedar Creek Battlefield, to the north, and Fishers Hill Battlefield, to the south.
Strasburg offers pottery, antiques, Civil War history, and a variety of gift shops and art galleries. Pottery was so important to the town of Strasburg that it was once known as Pot Town in the post-Civil War era. Examples of Strasburg pottery are exhibited not only at the Strasburg Museum but also at places like the Metropolitan Museum in New York City.
Strasburg holds two festivals each year, Mayfest and Ocktoberfest. Both are family-friendly events.
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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