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County History

Frederick County was established in 1743 out of Orange County.  Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales and the oldest son of King George II of Great Britain, was the inspiration behind the name.  Commander In Chief of the Colonial Forces, General George Washington's headquarters were in Winchester, Washington. 

During the Civil War, Winchester changed hands between the Union and Confederate Armies, about once every three weeks during the war.  Many battles were fought in Frederick County. Some of those battles are:

1862 - March - First Battle of Kernstown
1862 - May - First Battle of Winchester
1863 - June - Second Battle of Winchester
1864 - July - Second Battle of Kernstown
1864 - September - Third Battle of Winchester
1864 - October - Battle of Cedar Creek

INCORPORATED TOWNS
Middletown - Stephens City

UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITIES
Albin - Armel - Bartonsville - Brucetown - Burnt Factory - Cedar Grove - Clear Brook
- Cross Junction - DeHaven - Gainesboro - Good - Gore - Gravel Springs - Green Spring
Grimes - Hayfield - Indian Hollow - Jordan Springs - Kernstown - Klines Mill - Leetown
Lehew - Marlboro - McQuire - Meadow Mills - Mount Pleasant - Mount Williams - Mountain Falls
Mountain Falls Park - Nain - Opequon - Parkins Mills - Rest - Reynolds Store - Ridings Mill
Rock Enon Springs - Round Hill - Shawnee Land - Shockeysville - Siler - Star Tannery
Stephenson - Vaucluse - Welltown - Whitacre - White Hall - Wilde Acres
COUNTY SEAT: Winchester (Independent City)
 

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Website Updates
May 2015:  Community news item from 1804; bio for KERN, HANDLEY; obit for ALLEN; Crime News: ALLENSWORTH
Nov 2014: Post Offices
Aug 2014: Eichelberger/Miller Marriage; Barton Bio

 


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