Historic & Scenic Landscapes

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


two people look and point at a historical marker

New Maddensville Historic Site

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Honoring U.S. Colored Troops and African American contributions in Culpeper County At the quiet, rural crossroads of Routes 610 and 724, barely beyond the threshold of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Culpeper, the once-booming area of Maddensville is arguably one of ...
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an aerial image of snowy mountains and fields in Rappahannock County

A Few Highlights From 2021

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Winter in Rappahannock County. Credit: Hugh Kenny/PEC. Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and a global economic slowdown, 2021 proved to be a year of new opportunity here at The Piedmont Environmental Council. Last year, we promised to continue to strengthen ...
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Your Support is Doubled for Giving Tuesday

Your Support is Doubled for Giving Tuesday

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Giving Tuesday is a global movement dedicated to giving back to organizations and causes you care about. Today on November 30, your donation will go twice as far thanks to the generosity of a longtime supporter who is offering a ...
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Maddensville Historic Site, Civil War Memorial, is dedicated before a crowd of 200 in Culpeper

Maddensville Historic Site, Civil War Memorial, is dedicated before a crowd of 200 in Culpeper

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Contacts: Howard Lambert, President, The Freedom Foundation Virginiahowstory@aol.com; 571-251-4842;Adam Gillenwater, Culpeper County Field Representative, The Piedmont Environmental Councilagillenwater@pecva.org; 540-347-2334, x7045 LIGNUM, VA. (Nov. 9, 2021) - On the stunningly sunny and crystal clear, crisp morning of Saturday, Nov. 6, just ...
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Rural Crescent Under Threat in Prince William County

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Credit: Noah Regan The rural area of Prince William County, also known as the “Rural Crescent,” is under threat. Three different proposals are being considered, each unique in scope, but together represent the urbanization and industrialization of the remaining rural ...
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