- a river flowing NE from N Virginia to the Potomac at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. About 200 miles (322 km) long.
- a valley in N Virginia, between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains: Civil War campaigns 1862–64.
Examples from the Web for shenandoah
In particular, Sarvis did well in suburban Richmond and in the Shenandoah Valley.Libertarian Robert Sarvis Drew Record High Votes in Virginia
November 8, 2013
He and his wife Alice live on the Shenandoah River in West Virginia where he enjoys watching the birds and playing the horses.All the Also-Rans for President
Jack W. Germond
March 29, 2011
You might expect that a menu long on the bounties of the Shenandoah Valley would feature prominently the wines of Virginia, too.The Locavore Wine Hypocrisy
July 8, 2010
He was a Vietnam vet from the Shenandoah Valley who gave his name only as Bob.Glenn Beck's Mob Rule
September 14, 2009
Cedar Creek was the ending of the campaign in the Shenandoah valley.Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman
J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
Ardour, elasticity, strength returned to the Army of the Shenandoah.
Below brawled the Shenandoah, just to the east sprang the Massanuttens.
The pine trees took it up, and the hazel copses and the hurrying Shenandoah.
Headquarters was situated on the green bank of the Shenandoah.
Word Origin and History for shenandoah
originally a place name in Dutchess County, N.Y., from Oneida (Iroquoian) family name Skenondoah, derived from oskenon:to "deer." Later transferred to river and valley in Virginia.