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Historic Preservation

PRESERVE historic resources

One way CFFC strives to preserve the historic resources of Fauquier County is to identify places and events that make our region unique and to document the findings for the benefit of the public and for land use planning. We feel the myriads of historic resources available to us are significant and worthy of identification and preservation. Through our history, we can learn about our past and therefore, take pride in where we live and take strides to preserve the quality of life that has been present for hundreds of years.

 

CFFC has been the impetus for having distinct properties listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. This designation is an honor and does not impede a person’s property rights.

 

Currently, CFFC is working to have the Springs Valley area recognized as a Rural Historic District (RHD).  Previously, in 2006, our Historic Resources committee raised over $20,000 to hire a consultant to study and to document over 22,000 acres of rural land in the northern part of the County. This Rural Historic District is named the John Marshall Leeds Manor RHD. This area qualified for Register status because little has changed in the landscape and structures since the days of John Marshall, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

To recognize local Civil War battlefields, CFFC was awarded two separate grants from the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP), an arm of the Department of the Interior, to hire consultants to study and to document the battlefields of Auburn I and Auburn II with a grant of $25,000. In 2011, a $55,000 grant made it possible to study the Civil War Troop Movement along the Rappahannock River in Fauquier and Culpeper Counties. The reports on all three of the Register honorees are available online and at Fauquier's three local libraries. CFFC has been a contributor to the Comprehensive Plan Chapter on battlefield preservation and co-sponsored a Civil War symposium.

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St. James Baptist Church

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American Battlefield Protection Program

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Rural Historic Districts

Fauquier County District Listings on the
National Register of Historic Places 

Village Historic Districts

District

Upperville Historic District

Warrenton Historic District

Ashville Historic District 

Atoka Historic District

Delaplane Historic District

Morgantown Historic District

New Baltimore Historic District

Rectortown Historic District

Casanova Historic District

Markham Historic District 

Remington Historic District

Marshall Historic District

Paris Historic District

Catlett Historic District

Hume Historic District

Bristersburg Historic District

Calverton Historic District

Orlean Historic District

Sumerduck Historic District

The Plains Historic District

Midland Historic District

Year Listed

1972

1983

2004

2004

2004

2004

2004

2004

2005

2005

2005

2006

2006

2008

2008

2009

2009

2009

2009

2013

2018

Battlefield Districts

District

Thoroughfare Gap Battlefield Historic District

Auburn Battlefield Historic District

Unison Battlefield Historic District

Year Listed

1999

2011

2011