By Lynn R. Mitchell
The small Rockingham County town of Dayton is filled with historic homes and surrounded by Old Order Mennonite farms. On the day before Halloween, Mom and I stopped by the Dayton Farmers Market for a pretzel and some shopping (see A day at Dayton Farmers Market with Mom), and then drove around this quaint little town.
Located a mile from the market, Dayton offers not only historic homes but a playground, gazebo, historical society, the Thomas House restaurant, and a walking tour of the town.
Early settlers had English, Scottish, and Irish roots. Old Order Mennonites moved into the area beginning in the 1780s and still farm the rich soil of the Shenandoah Valley (see Old Order Mennonites in Dayton, Va … a slower pace).
Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
October 30, 2014