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085-0245 Funkhouser Farm

Funkhouser Farm
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VLR Listing Date 03/15/2018

NRHP Listing Date 06/04/2018

NPS property number SG100002533

Prominently situated along the Valley Pike (US Route 11), one of the first macadamized roads in the United States, and consisting of 223 acres, Funkhouser Farm in Shenandoah County was established in the late 1700s. The house was constructed around 1790 and was home to four generations of the Funkhouser family, who owned the property between the 1830s and late 1960s. The farm, along with its evolved farmhouse and associated outbuildings, is representative of the continued and sustained growth of agriculture as a leading economic force in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley during the 19th century.

During the Civil War, the Funkhouser Farm witnessed passage of armies associated with three Shenandoah Valley campaigns: Confederate General Stonewall Jackson’s 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Confederate General Jubal Early’s 1864 Maryland Campaign, and Union General Philip Sheridan’s 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated September 18, 2018