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.


The Journey Through Hallowed Ground

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PEC is proud to be a part of The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising national awareness of the unparalleled history in the region. A rich history follows the Old Carolina Road (Rt ...
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Tools to Preserve Rural Land

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Many tools are available to preserve rural land, from private land conservation to Purchase of Development Rights programs, land use taxation, zoning provisions and more. Comprehensive PlansConservation EasementsPurchase of Development Rights ProgramsTransfer of Development Rights ProgramsAgricultural and Forestal DistrictsLand Use ...
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1,000 Acres of Jefferson County Preserved

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Members of the Carter family acted together in 2009 to protect nearly 1,000 acres of land in Albemarle County that has been in their family since 1730. The Carters' ancestors were neighbors to the Jeffersons, with a plantation about seven ...
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Wolftown Farm with Historic Round Barn Protected

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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 retired math teacher, says, "I've ...
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Unison Historic District Offers a Window to the Civil War

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The village of Unison in western Loudoun, as if charmed in some way to keep from changing, is a quiet hamlet of well-kept old buildings, with many farmhouses, barns and churches that measure their age in centuries.  They are settled ...
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