Continuing from yesterday’s post here, and thanks to Ginny’s question in her comment the same day, and also Linda's comment when she replied to her question saying, "It is named for the town of Snickersville, which is now Bluemont. That and Snickers Gap were named for a Mr. Snickers who operated a ferry, probably across the Shenandoah." Thank you ladies! I searched online to learn that the village of Snickersville was named after Captain Edward Snickers who ran a ferry across the nearby Shenandoah River in the 1760’s. It grew quickly, and in the 1840's a General Store opened for business to serve the local population and travelers. I am assuming the turnpike was also named after him. You can read the full history at this link.
We passed several wineries. I have noticed more of them over the last few years, but wine has been produced in Virginia as early as the 17th century.
This was the only mural I saw that day.
There are also very old-looking log cabins still standing.
Another view of the one above.
And then there are places such as the following.
All different styles of architecture.
I enjoyed looking at the pretty homes, including the old log cabins and think of how it must have been for them way back when. Such stories those old walls could tell.
I still have photos to share from our mini road trip. More next time!