History Of The Lower Shenandoah Valley Counties Of Frederick, Berkeley, Jefferson And Clarke [Virginia], Their Early Settlement And Progress To The Present Time; Geological Features; A Description Of Their Historic And Interesting Localities; Cities, Towns And Villages; Portraits Of Some Of The Prominent Men, And Biographies Of Many Of The Representatives Citizens - J. E. Norris. The best work on the lower Shenandoah Valley ever written, Norris's history begins with an examination of the early explorations and settlements in the area, describes the outstanding topographical and geographical features, and then goes on to give an account of the settlement and organization of the various towns, villages and cities of the region, their respective institutions, their settlers and early residents, their participation in the various wars, and notable events in their history. The final 250 pages contain genealogies of hundreds of Valley families and biographical sketches of notable and representative figures. This edition features a huge index referring to many thousands of names.
(1890), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 2 vols., 860 pp.