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Kernstown, Virginia

Unincorporated community
Kernstown is located in Virginia
Location within the Commonwealth of Virginia
Country United States
State Virginia
County Frederick
City Winchester
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1499623[1]

Kernstown is an unincorporated community within the independent city of Winchester, Virginia. Parts of Kernstown also lie within Frederick County. It is centered along the Valley Pike U.S. Route 11. During the American Civil War, the first and second Battles of Kernstown were fought here.

Adam Kern Sr. (1730-1799) was of German origin, and migrated from York County, Pennsylvania to Frederick County in 1766. He settled three miles south of Winchester along the Great Wagon Road. The town of Kernstown was named for his son, Adam Kern Jr. (1773-1855).

Previous names include:

  • Opequon - at the intersection of the “Great Wagon Road” – now Hwy 11 – and Opequon Creek
  • Hogue’s Tavern – named after a tavern located at the intersection of the “Great Wagon Road” – now Hwy 11 – and Opequon Creek
  • Kernsville – Settlement on Adam Kern Sr.’s land (Adam was original settler in this area) along the “Great Wagon Road” – now Hwy 11 – south of Winchester near Opequon Creek
  • Kernstown – Town was officially established by an act of the Virginia Assembly in 1799. Town was named after Adam Kern Jr., son of Adam Kern Sr.

See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kernstown, Virginia

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