Madison County

PEC’s Madison County staff supports our land use and land conservation activities in the county. PEC is dedicated to promoting healthy communities and the preservation of Madison’s rural character, environment and historic resources.

Preserving History at Jack’s Shop and James City

Preserving History at Jack’s Shop and James City

PEC received a grant of $35,300 from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program to research the history of two previously undocumented Civil War battles that occurred at Jack’s Shop and James City in …
Madison's Mountain Heritage: An Open House at Graves Chapel

Madison’s Mountain Heritage: An Open House at Graves Chapel

On April 16, 2016, Piedmont Environmental Council hosted our fifth annual mountain heritage celebration at Graves Chapel in Graves Mill, Virginia. Nearly 300 attended over the course of the day – visitors learned about the …
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Good News for the Brook Trout

We’re continuing our efforts to increase the habitat available to the eastern brook trout and other fish species with two pilot culvert removal projects …
Madison Update -- Dec 2014

Madison Update — Dec 2014

Text from our Dec 2014 Member Newsletter: In partnership with local landowners and Trout Unlimited, PEC recently completed a survey of 124 road crossings along several high quality trout streams that flow out of Shenandoah …
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Battle Maps

Battle Maps

Full resolution maps of days one and two of the battle can be found by clicking on the maps embedded on this page …
Celia Dollarhide and Middle River Farm

Remembering Celia: Honoring one of Madison County’s 2012 easement donors

Celia Porter Dollarhide (January 1940 — December 2012) and her siblings never quite had a hometown. Their father, Robert Porter, Jr., was a general in the U.S. army and the family moved often. So, when …
Wolftown Farm with Historic Round Barn Protected

Wolftown Farm with Historic Round Barn Protected

Joyce Gentry lives on the land where she lived as a child-a farm in Wolftown in Madison County, toward the foothills of the mountains, that has been in her family for generations. Mrs. Gentry, a …