Historic & Scenic Landscapes

The Piedmont’s beautiful vistas also represent some of America’s most historic terrain—where visionaries, pioneers, farmers, generals, soldiers, enslaved people, and presidents lived and left their mark.


a monopole cell tower over trees

AT&T Tower Proposal Threatens Scenic Ridgeline and Violates County Code

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The following text was taken from an email alert sent out on September 10, 2021. Sign up for PEC email alerts >> Aerial of the proposed AT&T monopole tower from the Planning Commission Staff Report. Dear Supporter, At 6 pm on Tuesday, ...
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Davis St in Culpeper with cars and old buildings.

Historic Districts

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PEC has a long track record of working to create historic districts throughout our nine-county service area in an effort to bring communities together to think about the long-term protection of their unique cultural and historic assets. On this page: ...
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An African American cemetery near Achsah, in Madison County

Undocumented Cemeteries & Burial Grounds

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An African American cemetery near Achsah, in Madison County where members of the Brown, James and Carpenter families are buried. The landowner is working with PEC to document it through research and on-site survey. We Need Your Help! Cemeteries and ...
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Video: Documenting Fauquier's Forgotten History

Video: Documenting Fauquier’s Forgotten History

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In 1860, free and enslaved African Americans made up half of Fauquier County’s entire population. After the Civil War, Black communities like Morgantown, two miles south of Marshall, that grew out of emancipation held powerful meaning as community centers where ...
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A historical image of a building, set on a table.

Story Map Brings History to Light

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In 1860, free and enslaved African Americans made up half of Fauquier County’s entire population. Black communities like Morgantown, two miles south of Marshall and where Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County President Karen Hughes White and Board Member Angela ...
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