Toms Brook, Virginia

According to Harvardshoes, Toms Brook is a small unincorporated town located in Shenandoah County, Virginia. It is situated between the North and South Fork of the Shenandoah River. Toms Brook was founded in 1790 by Peter Tom, who owned a large tract of land near the river and named it after himself. The town has a population of about 500 people and is known for its historical significance and natural beauty.

The area around Toms Brook was originally inhabited by Native Americans before being settled by Europeans in the late 1700s. The town was home to several prominent families, including the Tom family, who owned much of the land surrounding Toms Brook. During the Civil War, Toms Brook saw significant action as it was a strategic location for both Union and Confederate forces. In October 1864, Confederate General Jubal Early led his troops through Toms Brook during his raid into Pennsylvania. This event is still remembered today with an annual reenactment that takes place each October.

Toms Brook is also known for its natural beauty and abundance of outdoor activities such as fishing, camping, hiking, hunting, and canoeing. There are several parks nearby including Fort Valley State Park which offers stunning views of the Shenandoah Valley from its summit at 2200 feet above sea level. Other nearby attractions include Luray Caverns which features spectacular underground caverns filled with unique stalactites and stalagmites as well as an impressive array of wildlife species such as black bears, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, beavers, otters and more.

According to Health-beauty-guides, Toms Brook has several local businesses that offer goods or services to locals or visitors alike including grocery stores such as Tom’s Market & Deli; restaurants like The Country Store; hardware stores like Tom’s Hardware; antique shops like Old Town Antiques; churches such as St Paul’s Lutheran Church; bed & breakfasts like Apple Blossom Inn; auto repair shops like Brown’s Auto Repair; banks such as BB&T Bank; gas stations like Shell Gas Station; salons like Shear Stylez Hair Salon & Spa; craft stores such as Crafty Corner Creations; art galleries like River Bend Gallery & Gifts; wineries including Bluestone Vineyard Winery & Restaurant; farms offering fresh produce such as Hinkle‚Äôs Family Farm Market and more!

For those looking to explore nature further there are numerous farms in the area offering horseback riding tours through scenic trails or guided fishing trips on nearby lakes or rivers while other recreational opportunities can be found at local golf courses or tennis courts throughout Toms Brook and its surrounding areas.

All in all Toms Brook offers something for everyone whether you’re looking for a peaceful getaway surrounded by nature or an exciting day out exploring all that this beautiful little town has to offer.

Toms Brook, Virginia

Population: 255. Estimated population in July 2020: 258 (+1.2% change)
Males: 121 (47.5%), Females: 134 (52.5%)

Shenandoah County

Zip code: 22660

Median resident age: 37.3 years
Median household income: $38,214
Median house value: $82,400

Races in Toms Brook:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.5%)
  • American Indian (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • Black (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (29.0%), United States (16.5%), Irish (15.7%), English (7.5%), Italian (3.5%), French (2.4%).

Elevation: 714 feet

Land area: 0.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Toms Brook

  • High school or higher: 69.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 33.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Toms Brook town

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +29 (+12.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Toms Brook:

  • SHENANDOAH COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; WOODSTOCK, VA)
  • WARREN MEMORIAL HOSP (about 19 miles; FRONT ROYAL, VA)
  • PAGE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL INC (about 20 miles; LURAY, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Toms Brook:

  • CHARLOTTESVILLE-ALBEMARLE (about 56 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: CHO)
  • SHENANDOAH VALLEY REGIONAL (about 57 miles; STAUNTON/WAYNESBORO/HARRIS, VA; Abbreviation: SHD)
  • WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL (about 69 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Abbreviation: IAD)

Other public-use airports nearest to Toms Brook:

  • FRONT ROYAL-WARREN COUNTY (about 14 miles; FRONT ROYAL, VA; Abbreviation: FRR)
  • LURAY CAVERNS (about 20 miles; LURAY, VA; Abbreviation: W45)
  • WINCHESTER REGIONAL (about 25 miles; WINCHESTER, VA; Abbreviation: OKV)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Toms Brook:

  • LORD FAIRFAX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; MIDDLETOWN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,064)
  • SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; WINCHESTER, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,030)
  • JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; HARRISONBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 14,447)
  • SHEPHERD COLLEGE (about 55 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,576)
  • FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; FROSTBURG, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,672)
  • UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 64 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 19,602)
  • PIEDMONT VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 65 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,012)