Deering Hall

Deering Hall was the town hall for the town of Broadway in Rockingham County from around 1890, when constructed, until 1933, when the town leased it to the Broadway Motor […]

Silver Lake Historic District

In Rockingham County, the Silver Lake Historic District centers on its namesake lake, a large mill pond created around 1822, after John L. Rife built a dam across a spring-fed […]

Melrose Caverns and Harrison Farmstead

In the central Shenandoah Valley, the Melrose Caverns and Harrison Farmstead is a 142-acre property in Rockingham County along U.S. Route 11. Visited by both Union and Confederate soldiers – […]

Plains Mill

Plains Mill, located along the North Fork of the Shenandoah River in Rockingham County, is a merchant mill that evolved to reflect changes in milling technology from its original construction […]

Timberville Historic District

Nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley in Rockingham County, the Timberville Historic District encompasses the commercial center of this town that grew from a village that arose along […]

Cave Hill Farm

Cave Hill Farm, consisting of about 158 acres in Rockingham County, centers on an impressive two-story brick residence, constructed around 1847. In 1868, the property came into the possession of […]

Haugh House

The Haugh House, a modest farmhouse built around 1855 in Rockingham County, was at the epicenter of Civil War combat on June 8, 1862. Sitting squarely between Federal and Confederate […]

Rife’s Mill

Rife’s Mill, also known as Bowman’s Mill, is a large three-story frame building with attached metal storage tanks and silos located on Silver Lake near the town of Dayton. Representing […]


German settlers in the Shenandoah Valley built Mannheim about 1788. Three bays wide, the coursed-limestone dwelling stands two-and-one-half stories high, banked into the rolling hillside. The off-center entry is surrounded […]


Contentment is a large, symmetrical, two-story, Federal-style house situated on a small knoll a mile southeast of Mount Crawford, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. The dwelling has undergone […]