Rappahannock’s Mountain Heritage: An Open House at the Thornton Gap Primitive Baptist Church

On April 11, 2015, PEC hosted our fourth annual mountain heritage celebration in partnership with Rappahannock Historical Society at Sperryville’s Thornton Gap Primitive Baptist Church. More than 250 people attended throughout the day – visitors learned about the rich culture and traditions of the families that once called these mountains home and many even walked the trails through Shenandoah National Park to see some of these former home sites in person. It was a wonderful day, filled with music, memories, and a renewed appreciation for the Blue Ridge Mountain heritage. Thank you to all who took part!

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Update: Many of you who attended April 11th’s Rappahannock Mountain Heritage celebration, asked about purchasing one of the Rappahannock Historic Tract Maps, which we had on display at the event. These tract maps show the ownership of land within the Rappahannock County portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains prior to the creation of Shenandoah National Park. The maps, in a 24×36’ format, are now available for our members to purchase. Those who purchase a print of this map, will also receive a digital version of the map. Purchase a Historic Tract Map >>