In the heart of beautiful Shenandoah Valley nestles the tiny town of New Market. Visitors are delighted by this picturesque and historical town.
Originally known as Cross Roads, it was the intersection of two principal Indian buffalo trails.
The first known settlers arrived from Pennsylvania in 1727 and were mainly Lutheran and Mennonite. Their settlement was known as Massanutten.
In 1777 New Market was named after the famous racetrack town of Newmarket in England, there being a racetrack to the west of the present town.
During the Civil War the Battle of New Market took place in May 1864. The Confederate victory was remarkable because Virginia Military Institute cadets from Lexington were used in the front line. History buffs will enjoy the museums and battlefield. A reenactment of the battle is held in May most years.
New Market today is a vibrant and thriving community.