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Strasburg is " enchanting village situated in a beautiful valley between Massanutten Mountain and the Blue Ridge Mountains...," as listed in the 50 Best Small Southern Towns.

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 offers a rare continuum of architectural styles, periods and building types representing over two centuries of settlement in the Shenandoah Valley. Many descendants of the German settlers who traveled south from Pennsylvania to tame this wilderness still call Strasburg home. The industrious nature of those early settlers brought success to the first industries of grist mills and tanneries.

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.

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Strasburg offers weekend venture into history, natural beauty, and the friendly atmosphere of a small town.


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