Drainage area of the Shenandoah (left West Virginia, Virginia bottom right, top right Maryland)
Shenandoah River, southwest of Front Royal
The Shenandoah is a right tributary of the Potomac River, about 241 km long, in the U.S. states of Virginia and West Virginia. The main tributary of the Potomac he drains the lateral valleys of the Appalachians west of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The surface of the valley of the Shenandoah consists of limestone. The karst landscape is popular with tourists. The river is also known by the American folk song " Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you ... ". In John Denver's song " Country Roads" he is also mentioned. Shenandoah and the U.S. original title of the movie is the man from the big river.