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.


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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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Comments Requesting Re-evaluation of Statewide Historic Bridge Inventory

Comments Requesting Re-evaluation of Statewide Historic Bridge Inventory

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Letter to VDOT signed by Julie Bolthouse, PEC's Fauquier Field Representative (View PDF) The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) submits the following in response to your request of January 12th, regarding VDOT’s re-evaluation of its statewide historic bridge inventory. The Piedmont Environmental ...
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Preserving History at Jack’s Shop and James City

Preserving History at Jack’s Shop and James City

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PEC received a grant of $35,300 from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program to research the history of two previously undocumented Civil War battles that occurred at Jack’s Shop and James City in Madison County, Va. "We’re grateful ...
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A small town with a lot to offer

A small town with a lot to offer

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Creating a community park takes quite a bit of planning, which is why the historic railroad town of Remington is about to receive support for adding recreational space for its residents and visitors. Situated on a scenic natural crossing of ...
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