Strasburg is nestled in the valley of the Shenandoah River with vistas of Massanutten Mountain and the Allegheny foothills. Founded in 1761, the town is known for pottery, antiques, civil war history and breathtaking views. The pottery industry began in 1761 and lasted until 1908 with at least seventeen potters producing earthen and stoneware commercially.
Strasburg was an important part of the Valley Campaign in the early part of the Civil War and Stonewall Jackson knew its streets and often used its hostelry. It was he who made Strasburg "the fountainhead of Rail Traffic for the South", when he captured enemy engines in Martinsburg, West Virginia and pulled them by horsepower across roads to return them to the rails in Strasburg.
Just one of the many stops along the Wilderness Trail in Shenandoah County!
Last Updated: 8/14/2006 2:56 PM