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Syria, Virginia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Syria Mercentile
Syria Mercentile

Syria is an unincorporated village in Madison County, Virginia, United States.[1] It lies along the Old Blue Ridge Turnpike (State Route 670),[2] adjoining the southeast border of the Shenandoah National Park. Its ZIP Code is 22743.

Syria is located east of the Blue Ridge Mountains and near the Rose River and Robinson River junction.

Origin

The name "Syria" was first applied to the area in 1898 when the local branch of the United States Postal Service opened under the name the Syria Post Office, the name "Syria" being chosen on account of the region of Syria being mentioned in the Bible.[3]

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Syria has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]

Events

Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival

Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival in October 2014
Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival in October 2014

The Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival is an apple fall harvest that has been hosted the Graves Mountain Lodge campground area since 1970. The festival hosts live music and arts and crafts vendors each year, along with attractions such as hay rides, pony rides, a hay maze, and bouncing houses. It is held on the three weekends of October.[5]

Graves Mountain Festival of Music

Since 1993, the campground at Graves Mountain Lodge at Route 670 in Syria has hosted the Graves Mountain Festival of Music, a music festival focused on bluegrass music held over three days – Thursday to Saturday – at the end of May/beginning of June. [6]

References

  1. ^ "Feature Detail Report for: Syria (Madison County, Virginia)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Virginia 231 & Virginia Secondary 670". AARoads.com. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  3. ^ http://www.co-opliving.com/coopliving/issues/2016/February%202016/Feb16Crossroads.pdf
  4. ^ "Syria, Virginia Köppen Climate Classification (Weatherbase)". Weatherbase. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Festival of Music – Graves Mountain Lodge". www.gravesmountain.com. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Festival of Music – Graves Mountain Lodge". www.gravesmountain.com. Retrieved 15 May 2018.


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