The Shenandoah River nudges the old town’s southern edge, the foothills of the Alleghenies rise to the west, and the little Massanutten Range with its Civil War lookout peak, Signal Knob, is visible on the east. This is Strasburg, Virginia, conveniently situated 80 miles from Washington, D.C., at the intersection of interstates 81 and 66. […]
Our rural hometown, just west of the Blue Ridge and 80 miles from D.C., boasts houses dating from the 1790s to the 1930s. In the 1750s, when Strasburg was born, the town could be reached only via the Great Valley Road, an ancient Indian trail that Germanic and Scots–Irish settlers adopted to travel from Pennsylvania […]
One of the Old Dominion’s least-celebrated architectural gems is Crescent Hills, in Hopewell, Virginia. It boasts an enviable collection of stylishly eclectic houses—many of which came right out of the pages of a Sears, Roebuck catalog. The small industrial city of Hopewell was born in 1911, at the confluence of the James and Appomattox Rivers, […]
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