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



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Geneva S. Siever 13 

The mountains of the Gap are high, and also very beautiful. The mountains afford some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

There is a long chain of mountains extending in a northwest area southwesterly direction. This chain of mountains being divided at Cootes Store and forming what is known as the historic "Brock’s Gap".

Just west of this division of the mountains the land widens out becoming almost level in some places and forming a small but fertile valley which affords many beautiful homes as well as small farms for the people.

The part of the mountain that extends southwest of the Gap is known as Turley Mountain, this being named from Giles Turley who was among the first settlers to settle in Turley town. 

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Just west of Brock’s Gap are two large rocks which we may make mention of, one being the Gap Rock and the other Chimney Rock. These huge rocks afford wonderful scenery and thousands of people visit them annually to gaze at their marvelous beauty.
Many people also climb to the tops of these mountains to see their summits and to get a view of the surrounding country.

From the summit of these mountains one may see the famous Massanutten Mountains on the east and the Alleghenies on the west.