Toms Brook, located between the towns of Strasburg and Woodstock, witnessed Civil War action in 1864. The Battle of Toms Brook engaged over 9,000 Union and Confederate soldiers. The battle, also known as the “Woodstock Races” resulted in a Union victory.
Toms Brook today is home to artisans and farms. The small town offers several travel centers. When traveling U.S. Route 11, be sure to note the renovated Toms Brook School. The old school found a new use as affordable housing. The project was a team effort of several agencies that served a need while saving a historic building.