peter burr house

June 27 1751

Peter Burr

Peter Burr receives a land grant for 480 acres adjoining Captain Thomas Rutherford's property, which includes the area of present day Bardane. You can view the original land grant online here.

The home Peter Burr built on his land is now the oldest standing wood frame home in West Virginia, having been built in 1751, and has been structurally unchanged for over 200 years. For more information, visit the Peter Burr Soceity.

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May 20 1899

12th Virginia Cavalry Basket Reunion

The 12th Virginia Cavalry holds a basket reunion at Shenandoah Junction.

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