Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Harry Atherton, Vice Chairman, Marshall District Supervisor

January 13, 2005

Staff Lead:


Elizabeth A. Cook, Chief of Planning

Community Development


A Resolution to Nominate Route 15 in Fauquier County for Inclusion in the Stateís Scenic Byway System

Topic Description:

The Board of Supervisors has been requested to seek nomination of Route 15 in Fauquier County for a State Scenic Byway.  Route 15 in Fauquier County is a portion of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground corridor that begins in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and ends at Thomas Jeffersonís Monticello near Charlottesville, Virginia.  This historic corridor is a gateway to some of the most important places in our countryís history, including Native American and African American historic sites, the homes of our nationís founders, numerous Civil War battlefields and dozens of historic towns and villages.  The portion of Route 15 north of Route 50 to the Potomac River in Loudoun County already has been designated as a Scenic Byway. 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impact Analysis:


Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:


Residents in Fauquier County

Traveling public




  1. Journey Through Hallowed Ground Map