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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

Middletown - Stephens City

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
Nov 2014
Post Offices
Aug 2014
Eichelberger/Miller Marriage
Barton Bio

May 2014
Tapscott and Rogers Obit
Conrad Brothers Bio
WT Allen Obit

Sept 2013
Taylor Obit
Lupton Bio

Dec 2012
Will of Dugall Campbell
Will of Elizabeth Clark 

Nov 2012
1890 Veteran's Census - Gainsboro
1890 Veteran's Census - Opequon
1890 Veteran's Census - Stonewall
1890 Veteran's Census - Winchester
William Brown Biography
Edward Colston Biography
James Murray Mason Biography
Thomas Turner Fountleroy Biography
Cornelius Hite Fountleroy Biography

Oct 2012
Abram Hutsinpillar Obituary
Henry Young Obituary

Sep 2012
Misses Annie and Rebecca Larrick Obituaries

Jun 2012
James A. Mulligan Biography
Baker/Jenkins and Graffin/Comegys Marriage
Eichekberger/Sperry Marriage
Hyndman/Forsyth Marriage
Paul/Davies Marriage
White/Mackey Marriage

May 2012
Mary Elizabeth Boyd Obituary
Dr. William A. Bell Obituary
John H. Seabright Obituary
Mrs. Ann Lupton Bond Obituary
Mrs. Margaret A. Fawcette Obituary
W. A. Haddox Obituary

Apr 2012
Death Penalty To Dog

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