The History of the South District

Real People - Real Accomplishments
Black Rock Springs

From Colonial Days to the Park

Long before Shenandoah National Park was established in 1932, the South District played a vital and vibrant role in the history of the Commonwealth and, indeed, our nation. Small knots of farming communities and entrepreneurship abounded and evidences remain for those who seek.

Significant changes occurred in the district after the Park was established, some resulting in major controversies.