Historic & Scenic Landscapes

The Piedmont’s beautiful vistas also represent some of America’s most historic terrain.


black and white historic image of a mother and three children in front of a house

Madison County plans May 15 event to announce and present newly digitized Madison County land condemnation records related to creation of Shenandoah National Park

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Contact:Kristie Kendall, Historic Preservation CoordinatorThe Piedmont Environmental Councilkkendall@pecva.org; 540-347-2334, x7061 From left to right: The Hawkins circa 1914, whose family lived along the Rapidan River in what is now Shenandoah National Park since 1770; Rockland, the home of the Utz ...
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Historic Thoroughfare At Risk

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Thoroughfare is a historic African American community founded by formerly enslaved people that lies along Rt. 55 in western Prince William County at the edge of Haymarket. Although the County has planned for the area to remain rural and it ...
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three people looking out over grassy field with hillside in the background

Updating the Southwest Mountains Rural Historic District

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Aerial shot of the Southwest Mountains. Credit Hugh Kenny/PEC. The Piedmont Environmental Council is working with community members in Albemarle County to research and document the history and associated historic resources of African American communities in and around the Southwest ...
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Data Center Proposed in Historic Stevensburg

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This text was taken from email alerts sent out on March 8th and 24th, 2022. Sign up for email alerts >> Urge the Board of Supervisors to Vote “No” on April 5 On April 5, the Board of Supervisors will ...
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a man and women hold a green sign between them that says "This property is forever protected with a conservation easement"

Protecting a Historic Landscape in Orange County

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Within the nationally recognized Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District, near Barboursville in Orange County, William K. “Wik” Dove II partnered with The Piedmont Environmental Council to permanently protect his 108 acres with a conservation easement. Enveloped by nearly 1,300 acres of ...
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