The Shenandoah River is formed near Front Royal, Virginia where its north and south forks converge and flow another 55 miles to join the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The river is the basis for the folk song “Oh Shenandoe” and is featured in the first verse of the song “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” The watershed covers 3,000 square miles. (Based on West Virginia Explorer and U.S. Geological Survey.)