Woodstock was established in 1761 and much of its heritage can still be experienced today. It's the seat of Shenandoah County and home of the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds,
The town is located along I-81, with the historic U.S. Route 11, Valley Pike forming its main street.
The Old Courthouse is the oldest courthouse still in use west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where the 18th century pastor/Revolutionary soldier, Peter Muhlenberg once famously proclaimed, “...there's a time to pray and a time to fight and now is the time to fight.” The Old Courthouse is now open as a museum and visitor center.
The town is a destination for visitors of all ages, including family weekenders and couples. Woodstock is blessed with number of nearby wineries, walking trails and scenic byways. Seasonal activities include town concerts, festivals and parades. Access to the North Branch of the Shenandoah River is located nearby and a mountain road accesses the Woodstock Tower. From there, hikers can view the town, the Seven Bends of the Shenandoah River, and the Allegheny moutain front.
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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