Historic & Scenic Landscapes

Virginia’s Piedmont is a unique place for residents and visitors alike, with its exceptional natural resources, productive farms and forests, and a landscape steeped in history.

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Video: Documenting Fauquier's Forgotten History

Video: Documenting Fauquier’s Forgotten History

In 1860, free and enslaved African Americans made up half of Fauquier County’s entire population. After the Civil War, Black communities like Morgantown, two miles south of Marshall, that grew out of emancipation held powerful …
A historical image of a building, set on a table.

Story Map Brings History to Light

In 1860, free and enslaved African Americans made up half of Fauquier County’s entire population. Black communities like Morgantown, two miles south of Marshall and where Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County President Karen Hughes …
Update on St. Louis / Aldie

Update on St. Louis / Aldie

On Wednesday, June 9, the Loudoun Board of Supervisors held two important public hearings. The first was to listen to residents’ thoughts about how the county should address the Middleburg Preserve development and planning and …
Sharon and Marcus near Mt. Zion church in St Louis

Development Pressure Squeezes St. Louis Residents and Water Supply

Loudoun County has an opportunity to protect the health, safety and welfare of St. Louis residents in two distinct ways …

Story Map Project: Fauquier’s Historic African American Communities

The interactive story map, visible at www.aahafauquier.org/storymap, includes a map of Fauquier County with points locating African American schools, churches and communities. Visitors can click on each point to see a photo and read a …
photo simulation of tower site

Rangel Communication Proposes 199-ft Tower in Thoroughfare Gap

We have learned that Rangel Communication Inc. will be filing an application with Fauquier County for a 199-foot monopole tower and tower compound in Thoroughfare Gap, just east of the Broad Run Post Office along …
Waterloo Bridge re-opened

The Long Road to Waterloo Bridge

When I saw “replacement” of the circa 1878 Waterloo Bridge—the oldest metal truss bridge still in service in Virginia at the time—on the Fauquier County Transportation Committee agenda back in October 2013, I knew exactly …
aerial shot from Bull Run Mountains

History at the Top of Bull Run Mountain

Stretching 15 miles from the village of Aldie in Loudoun County south to New Baltimore in Fauquier County, the Bull Run Mountains have stories to tell. The mountain range is home to 10 unique plant, …
Earl Hawkins and family stand in front of old chimney

Honoring the Sacrifice Made for a Park We Love

Long before Shenandoah National Park was established in 1935, generations of people pushed up into the Blue Ridge Mountains and called them home. Houses dotted the hillsides and hollows, churches and schools served the population, …