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



The Landscape

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  Cootes Store

mountains.jpg (5900 bytes) THE MOUNTAINS AND THE GAP by 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...
at gap rock.jpg (10355 bytes) THE MOUNTAIN AND GAP by Mark Bowman 16. About a half mile west of our school lies a most beautiful range of mountains. It is a part of the Alleghany System. The north fork of the Shenandoah River breaks through this mountain about a mile from here...
horse river.jpg (12557 bytes) THE NORTH FORK OF THE SHENANDOAH RIVER by Adam E. Turner 14.  The largest stream in Rockingham County is the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. It has its head on the top of the Shenandoah Mountain which divide West Virginia and Virginia. It starts at Radford Spring....
lumber3.jpg (18547 bytes) THE LAND OF THIS COMMUNITY by Less C. Runion 11. Most of the up land of this community is rough and hilly. The lowland lies along the Shenandoah River and other smaller streams is level or slightly rolling...
gap river.jpg (9134 bytes) THE RIVER by George F. Turner 14. The north branch of the Shenandoah River is the largest river in Rockingham County. It rises near the top of the Shenandoah mountain..
gap tree.jpg (14690 bytes) GAP ROCK by Casper Turner 14. Gap Rock is a large rock near Cootes Store. It is just inside of the noted Brocks Gap from which it got its name...
chimney2.jpg (14809 bytes) CHIMNEY ROCK by Herman J. Fulk 15. This rock is a peak of a large cliff of rocks at the end of the mountain called Little North Mountain about one mile north of the little country village Cootes Store...
TURLEYTOWN by Dyer P. Neff 16. ...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.
steel bridge5.jpg (10299 bytes) HISTORY OF THE ROAD FROM BROADWAY TO FT. SEYBERT W. VA. by Zack M. Turner 15. The history of this road begins far back in colonial times. In 1763 history tells us of an old Indian trail or road leading from the old Indian fields..