Historic & Scenic Landscapes

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


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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aerial image of valley of conserved land

2022-2024 Virginia Budget Priorities

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This text was sourced from an email alert sent out on March 3, 2022. Sign up to receive PEC updates. We’re nearing the end of the General Assembly session, which means focus is starting to shift toward the state’s budget ...
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