Weyers Cave developed after the arrival of the Valley Railroad in 1874. The station was called Cave Station or Weyers Cave because it was the closest railroad stop to Mr. Weyer's Cave (now called Grand Caverns), one of the region's most popular tourist caverns in the late nineteenth century. By the early twentieth century the community was one of northern Augusta County's leading commercial centers. The largest shipping point between Staunton and Harrisonburg, it was once the center of an extensive livestock and poultry trade. The village retains many late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century buildings typical of the region's railroad boomtowns.
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