After Pearl Harbor Americans feared that their communities could be targeted by the enemy, so a civil defense organization was created. Though officials realized the risk of attack was slight, they supported Civil Defense to help monitor military…

In November of 1903 the Town Council of Edinburg Virginia signed a contract with John Clinedinst for building a new town hall. This structure constructed on land belonging to the local Masons. The first floor of Town Hall was built to accommodate…

In 1891 William H. Reeser was licensed to sell up to five gallons of spirits in Edinburg Virginia. These could not be consumed on site. The exact location of his business and where it operated is unknown.

Court records from 1874 indicate William Dinges was granted a license to operate an ordinary and to sell spirits in Edinburg. The 1870 Gray's Atlas of the Town of Edinburg shows that his business was operating that year almost directly behind the…

In 1823 James N. Swann was issued a license to operate a tavern in what is now Edinburg Virginia. Later, this license was transferred to Isaac Rutter who retained the name Swanns Tavern. The exact location of this tavern is unknown.

In 1795 Jacob Shyrock was issued a license for a tavern in what is today Edinburg Virginia. It operated near Stoney Creek. This tavern was one of the community's original businesses and for a time the area was known as Shyrock.

On April 13, 1894 the Shenandoah Herald reported JM Ludwig of Edinburg applied for a license to operate a bar room and to sell retail liquors. The location of this bar and when it operated is unknown.

According to the History of Edinburg, Mary (Sallie) Murray operated an ordinary in Edinburg. The date when this ordinary operated and where it was located is unknown.

M.S. Grove operated an Ordinary in Edinburg on the road leading to the depot. The exact location and time period when this business operated is unknown.

On April 14 1880 the Shenandoah Herald reported Joseph F. Holtzman of Edinburg had been issued a license to be a wholesale liquor dealer. In the 1885 Lake's Atlas of Shenandoah County he advertised himself as a liquor dealer. When the business closed…