Harrisonburg is a city in Virginia and is also the county seat of Rockingham County, though it is technically an independent city. Approximately 54,000 people call Harrisonburg home and they live in a humid subtropical climate characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to severe winters.
A Brief History of Harrisonburg
Prior to being named Harrisonburg, the area was called Rocktown. In 1737, the son of English settlers Thomas Harrison settled in the Shenandoah Valley and claimed over 12,000 acres located in and around the intersection of the Spotswood Trail and the Native American road through the valley. In 1779, he donated 2.5 acres of his land to erect a courthouse and begin the town incorporation process. He donated an additional 50 acres to the state the following year and this land is now known as Historic Downtown Harrisonburg. The town was officially incorporated as an independent city in 1916.
These days, Harrisonburg is known mostly for its academic institutions and large refugee population. James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University are both located in Harrisonburg. Since 2002, nearly 2,000 refugees have made Harrisonburg home and truly diversified the city’s population. Over 55 languages are spoken in Harrisonburg City Public Schools and over one-third of the students enrolled are English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. The international language-learning program the Rosetta Stone was established in Harrisonburg in 1992.
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