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The town of Shenandoah is located in Page County<1>.

The location of Shenandoah has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Shenandoah, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1890.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Shenandoah has a population of 2,337 people<3> (see below for details).

Shenandoah is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Shenandoah lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Shenandoah is within the boundaries of the (540) area code.

Websites for Shenandoah ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shenandoah had an population of 2,337 people. This is a decrease of 1.52% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.44% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shenandoah had a population of 2,373 people (which is 9.87% of the total population of Page County). This makes Shenandoah the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Shenandoah represents 0.03% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 89th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,373 people, the population of Shenandoah increased 26.36% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,878 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Shenandoah.

Communities Also Named Shenandoah ...

While we believe that this Shenandoah is located in Page County, we know of another 4 Virginia communities named Shenandoah. Those communities are located in the following counties: Hopewell City, Montgomery, Prince William and Stafford County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 20 communities that are also named Shenandoah - they are located in Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (3), Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana (2), New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Shenandoah.

Communities near Shenandoah ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Shenandoah.

  • Harrisonburg
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Luray
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Broadway
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Elkton
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
  • Grottoes
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Timberville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • New Market
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Mount Jackson
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Jackson
    • Mount Jackson is located in Shenandoah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,144 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Mount Jackson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Jackson <5>
  • Stanley
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
    • Stanley is located in Page County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,676 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Stanley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley <5>
  • Dayton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Shenandoah. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shenandoah.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shenandoah. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Shenandoah.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shenandoah. See our Newspapers Page for Shenandoah.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shenandoah ...

Looking for more information about Shenandoah? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Shenandoah, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shenandoah.

Adding Shenandoah to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Shenandoah in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Shenandoah was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Shenandoah post office opened in 1890.

We also found Shenandoah in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Shenandoah.

The official website for Shenandoah:

The official website for Page County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Page, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shenandoah.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shenandoah - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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