Historic & Scenic Landscapes

The Piedmont’s beautiful vistas also present some of America’s most historic terrain-where visionaries, pioneers, farmers, generals, soldiers, slaves and Presidents lived and left their mark.


Video: Moment of Zen

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“Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” ~Rachel Carson This video was published on our Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram accounts on 5/1/2020 ...
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The Piedmont Memorial Overlook

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The view from PEC's Piedmont Memorial Overlook. From The Piedmont Memorial Overlook, atop the Blue Ridge Mountains in Fauquier County, you look out at the heart of the northern Virginia Piedmont, a verdant agricultural landscape stretching 17 miles between the ...
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The Rapidan River-Clark Mountain Rural Historic District

The Rapidan River-Clark Mountain Rural Historic District

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Left: the view from Clark Mountain. Photo by Chris Hawk. Top right: Greenville Plantation. Photo by Chris Hawk. Bottom Right: Waddell Memorial Church, Rapidan, Virginia. Photo by Kip Teague.   What is the Rapidan River-Clark Mountain Rural Historic District? The ...
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Highlighting African American Historic Conservation Projects

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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Driving in the Right Direction

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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