Swoope (pronounced S-W-O-P-E) is an unincorporated community in Augusta County, Virginia. Swoope is located on State Routes 703 and 860 7.4 miles (11.9 km) west of Staunton. Swoope has a post office with ZIP code 24479, which opened on March 6, 1838.[2][3] Polyface Farm, a sustainable farm run by Joel Salatin, is also near Swoope. Students in the area go to Beverley Manor Elementary School, Churchville Elementary School, attend Beverley Manor Middle School, and Buffalo Gap High School.

Swoope, Virginia
Unincorporated community
Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in Swoope
Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in Swoope
Swoope, Virginia is located in Virginia
Swoope, Virginia
Swoope, Virginia
Swoope, Virginia is located in the United States
Swoope, Virginia
Swoope, Virginia
Coordinates: 38°09′29″N 79°12′23″W / 38.15806°N 79.20639°W / 38.15806; -79.20639
CountryUnited States
1,621 ft (494 m)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code540
GNIS feature ID1493681[1]

The Glebe Burying Ground, Intervale, and Lewis Shuey House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

Notable people edit

  • Donald DePoy, born August 10, 1949, fifth-generation bluegrass musician, music educator, and music event organizer.
  • Joel Salatin, born February 24, 1957, farmer and author
  • Jacob Swoope, born in 1766 in Philadelphia, PA to Col. George Michael Swope. Jacob moved to Staunton in 1789. He was the first mayor of Staunton under the new charter in 1801. He served as the mayor of Staunton, Virginia, from 1801 to 1804. He was reelected Mayor of Staunton, Virginia, and served from 1804 to 1805. He then served Virginia's 4th District (Eleventh Congress) in the United States House of Representatives from March 4, 1809, to March 3, 1811. The town of Swoope (originally "Swoope's Depot") is named for Jacob and he built his home, "Wheatlands", here in 1813. He died in 1832 and is buried in Trinity Episcopal Churchyard in Staunton.

References edit

  1. ^ "Swoope". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  2. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved February 15, 2012.
  3. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.