During both WWI and WWII, country residents sought ways to memorialize their family members, friends, and neighbors who were serving in the armed forces. One of the most popular ways they found was by erecting an honor board. These wooden signs…

Sometime around 1870 Mt. Jackson's African American population banded together to form what would become Calvary Methodist Church. By 1889 they had been able to construct their own church building and to support the local African American school…

First Baptist Church was founded in Mt. Jackson sometime between 1882 and 1930. Few records exist describing the church or its activities. The Scott family played a major role in the congregation and Preston Scott Sr., a prominent African American…

In the spring of 1997 a group of citizens in Mt. Jackson gathered together in an effort to preserve the former Burkett Store building on Main Street and other portion's of the community's history. On September 27th of that year they opened the Mt.…

On May 12 1893 the Shenandoah Herald reported L.H. Knighton of Mt. Jackson had been granted licenses to operate an ordinary and to sell retail liquor at the Willard House which he operated. The exact location of the Willard House and when it operated…

On October 5, 1837 an advertisement in the Woodstock Sentinal newspaper announced S.M.B. Stewart of Mt. Jackson was selling his tavern on Main Street in that community. The sale bill reported it was a "large and commodious" public house that served…

On April 14, 1880 the Shenandoah Herald newspaper reported Robert Wilson of Mt. Jackson Virginia had been granted a license to keep and ordinary and retail liquor store in Mt. Jackson Virginia. The exact location of the business and when it operated…

Along with most other county towns, Mt. Jackson had an active Council of Temperance during the late 19th and early 20th century. The group promoted restrictions on the sale of alcohol, in some cases including a complete ban. One of the earliest…

On March 17, 1964 the Mt. Jackson Town Council certified a petition from its citizens asking the state ABC Board to construct a liquor store in the town. On August 11th of that year the board approved the request, noting a referendum was not needed…

Built in 1836 the Central Hotel was designed to serve individuals travelling on the Valley Turnpike. Providing spirits would have been part of its mission from the beginning. Who the early operators of the site where is unknown, but in the 1880s…