What City Sunday

Historically, this city is best known for the raid on the Armory in 1859. As of the 2000 census, the town had a population of 307.

In 1751, this man was given a patent on 125 acres at the present location of the town. In 1761, he established a ferry across the Potomac making the town a starting point for settlers moving into the Shenandoah Valley and further west.

On October 25, 1783, Thomas Jefferson visited this city. He viewed "the passage of the Patowmac though the Blue Ridge" from a rock which is now named for him. Jefferson was actually on his way to Philidephia and passed through with his daughter Patsy. Jefferson called the site "perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in nature.”

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