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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

1828—Lin ville Creek Church (of the Brethren) built.
1831—March— Act of Assembly passed creating Page County.
1832—Dunker Annual Meeting held in Rockingham County.
1832—First edition of Joseph Funk's "Genuine Church

Music."

1833—January 7—Great Anti-Nullification meeting held in

Harrisonburg.

—1833— January Court Old courthouse sold.
— —1833 March Dayton established by Act of Assembly.

1834— Valley Turnpike Company authorized to construct toll

road from Winchester to Harrisonburg.

— —1835 February Bridgewater established by Act of Assem-

bly.

1839-40— Extraordinary snows in Rockingham County.
1840— December 19— Joseph Salyards advertises the resump-

tion of school at McGaheysville.

1844— Sons of Temperance organize at Harrisonburg.
1844— Liberty Springs Company buys land.
1847— Joseph Funk and Sons open printing office at Mountain

Valley.

—1847— October 5 Cyclone near Friedens Church.

1848— Mt. Vernon Furnace in Brown's Gap built.
1850— Rockingham Parish reorganized and put in charge of

Rev. James B. Goodwyn.
1850— Death of Judge Daniel Smith.
1858— Jed Hotchkiss publishes description of Northwest

Rockingham.
1861— Dunker Annual meeting held in Rockingham.
1861— October— Girls' school at Harrisonburg turned into a

Confederate hospital.

1862—May 8—Col. S. B. Gibbons killed at McDowell.

— —1862 June 6 Gen. Turner Ashby killed near Harrisonburg.

1862—June 8- Battle of Cross Keys.
1862—June 9—Battle of Port Republic.

—1862—December 24 Joseph Funk dies at Singer's Glen.

1864—May 5— Col. E. T. H. Warren and Maj. I. G. Coffman

killed in the Wilderness.

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