We can't wait to welcome you to our brand new store. Mill Creek Country Store will be opening Winter 2021. Check back soon!
Soon, we'll be expanding to offer a simple, straightforward Farmers' Market filled with an assortment of fresh, local, fruits and vegetables. Interested in setting up in our Farmers' Market? Contact Us!
We'll also be introducing a BBQ Fire-pit for charities and nonprofits. If you have a fundraiser scheduled and would like more information about our fire-pit, Contact Us!
Port Republic was chartered as a town in 1802, at the confluence of the South River and the North River, which join to form the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. This point was the head of navigation on this branch of the Shenandoah, and influenced the town's commercial and strategic importance. By 1832 the town had a population of 160 people.
Many mills were built here, the first one in 1745, because of the availability of water power, and the proximity to water transportation to the northern Shenandoah Valley and the Potomac River.
The Battle of Port Republic in June 1862 during Stonewall Jackson's Shenandoah Valley Campaign in the American Civil War centered on Port Republic. After the Civil War, Port Republic remained a locus of commerce and industry, with two iron foundries in operation by 1866.
Artifacts and documents of the town's founding and history are preserved at a museum in the town.
The Bogota, Haugh House, and Port Republic Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.