Evergreen Magazine 
Articles written in 1921 by students of Cootes Store Schoolhouse, Rockingham County, Virginia

Cootes Store
The Landscape
The Way It Was
The School
Hunting & Fishing
First Graders
The Students
Cootes Home
Cootes & Co.
Family Bible 1
Family Bible 2
Flood of 1936
Cootes Store 1999
Chimney Rock 1999
Gap Rock 1999
Samuel Cootes
Cootes Deeds (1821 to 1881)
1885 Map




Dyer P. Neff 16

Turleytown or Turley as it is commonly called, was founded in the latter part of the seventeenth century by a man named Turley, hence the name.

It is located on the Little North Mountain road, leading from Winchester to Dayton and Bridgewater.

Turley kept store, hotel and postoffice for a number of years prior to 1833. He was succeeded by Samuel L. Cootes, who later in order to catch the traffic which had drifted towards the valley pike, moved to the present site now occupied by his grandson E. A. Cootes and his great grandson D. F. Cootes.

Turleytown first consisted of some half dozen dwellings, carding machine, and flouring mill, blacksmith shop and Presbyterian church. It now consists of about the same number of dwellings, a flouring mill and Baptist church.

We have been told that near Turley was the birth place of Thomas Lincoln the father of Abraham Lincoln. We can not vouch for the truth of this statement. We do know that his ancestors were from this county.

Before the Civil war the militia gathered here to muster.

These old inland villages are fast becoming a part of the past. They only exist now in the memory of the old people, and after while in the little magazines of our schools.