Historic & Scenic Landscapes

The Piedmont’s beautiful vistas also present some of America’s most historic terrain-where visionaries, pioneers, farmers, generals, soldiers, slaves and Presidents lived and left their mark.


Update on St. Louis / Aldie

Update on St. Louis / Aldie

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LaVerne Warner (left) and PEC's Gem Bingol (right) collect petition signatures in St. Louis. Credit: Hugh Kenny/PEC On Wednesday, June 9, the Loudoun Board of Supervisors held two important public hearings. The first was to listen to residents’ thoughts about ...
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Sharon and Marcus near Mt. Zion church in St Louis

Development Pressure Squeezes St. Louis Residents and Water Supply

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Aerial of St. Louis, looking south. Photo by Hugh Kenny, PEC. The signs at both entrances to the village of St. Louis proudly describe the hamlet as one of the oldest African American townships in Loudoun. It was built on ...
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Mount-Olive-Church-Family-from-L-Washington-Collection-courtesy-AAHA

Story Map Project: Fauquier’s Historic African American Communities

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First Ashville Baptist Church credit Hugh Kenny, PEC; Mt. Olive Church Family from L. Washington Collection; Fauquier County storymap screenshot. The Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County and The Piedmont Environmental Council are excited to share a new, interactive, online ...
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Historic Preservation Intern - Southwest Mountains Rural Historic District

Historic Preservation Intern – Southwest Mountains Rural Historic District

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Geographic Focus: Albemarle County Location: Home Office/PEC Charlottesville Office Supervisor: Historic Preservation Coordinator Job Classification: Internship, Non-Exempt Hourly Introduction The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that has proudly promoted and protected the natural resources, rural ...
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photo simulation of tower site

Rangel Communication Proposes 199-ft Tower in Thoroughfare Gap

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The following text was taken from an email alert sent out on April 16, 2021. Sign up for PEC email alerts >> Photo simulation facing southwest towards the tower site. Red line marks the location and the height of the proposed ...
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