Historic & Scenic Landscapes

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


Highlighting African American Historic Conservation Projects

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For over 400 years, the role of African-Americans has been integral to the story of our nation and their legacy is expressed through the built landscape all around us. Historically overlooked, the stories associated with their struggle for freedom and ...
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Waterloo bridge.

Driving in the Right Direction

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Finally, after a four-year battle to save the Route 613 Waterloo Bridge over the Rappahannock River, success is in sight. The bridge, which connects Fauquier and Culpeper counties, is a treasured historic resource for local residents and visitors to the ...
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Nov. 9 Key Vote for Waterloo Bridge – Time to Act!

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This text was taken from an email alert we sent out on November 4, 2017. Known for its distinctive iron and steel Pratt through-truss, the bridge spans the Rappahannock River and links Waterloo and Old Bridge roads in Culpeper to ...
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These Hills Were Home

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A walking history guide to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northern Greene and Western Madison County, Virginia. Kristie Kendall with her book "These Hills Were Home." PEC's Historic Preservation Manager, Kristie Kendall, has a huge passion for the human history ...
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Waterloo Bridge -- Still Closed. Still Waiting for Repair

Waterloo Bridge — Still Closed. Still Waiting for Repair

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The other night as I drove home, I paid attention to each bridge crossing. There were 18 concrete slab bridges. A majority of our roadways are repetitive monolithic creatures with little character or interest of their own. This reminded me ...
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