Botetourt County, Virginia (Images of America Series)

Overview

Named for a Colonial governor and created in 1770 from Augusta County, Botetourt County lies in the southern end of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. At the time of its establishment, Botetourt’s boundaries stretched westward from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes. This area now encompasses 23 counties in Virginia as well as portions of West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Located at the fork of the Great Valley Road and the Wilderness Road, ...
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Overview

Named for a Colonial governor and created in 1770 from Augusta County, Botetourt County lies in the southern end of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. At the time of its establishment, Botetourt’s boundaries stretched westward from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes. This area now encompasses 23 counties in Virginia as well as portions of West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Located at the fork of the Great Valley Road and the Wilderness Road, Botetourt served as the last outpost for many settlers moving into the western territories. Settled predominantly by Scots-Irish, German, and English immigrants, the county still reflects the influences of these strong cultures, and many original family names remain prominent. Botetourt is known for its agricultural production, as well as its natural resources: over the centuries, visitors have been drawn to the area’s scenic beauty, healing springs, and trout-filled streams. This volume contains images of the towns, farms, homes, industries, people, events, and institutions that have contributed to the rich tapestry of the county’s history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738543758
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,375,934
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Author Debra Alderson McClane is a Botetourt County native whose family has lived there for over 200 years. She is an architectural historian and historic preservationist in private practice in Richmond, Virginia. Images for this book were selected from institutional collections including the Botetourt County Historical Museum, Historical Fincastle, Inc., the Fincastle Herald, and the VirginiaDepartment of Historic Resources, as well as from private collections.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
Beginnings     9
Towns and Communities     19
In Service     45
Agriculture     53
Industry and Commerce     71
Schools, Churches, and Social Groups     91
Historic Homes     111
The Natural Resources     119
Bibliography     127
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