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Shenandoah County

Formation Date: 1772
Formed From: Frederick County Previous Name: Dunmore County from 1772 to 1778

Image depicting location of Shenandoah County
Shenandoah County was named for the Shenandoah River, which passed through the county. Shenandoah is an Indian word meaning beautiful daughter of the stars. The county was named Dunmore when it was formed from Frederick County in 1772. The present name was adopted in 1778. Its area is 507 square miles, and the county seat is Woodstock. The population is 35,075 according to the 2000 census.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes