A Resolution to the Virginia Board of Historic Resources and the National Park Service Supporting the Inclusion of Springs valley on the Virginia Landmarks and National Registers

WHEREAS, Springs Valley encompasses approximately 7,510 acres of pristine hunt country, equestrian and agricultural estates, and the historically-significant African-American community of Turnbull; and

WHEREAS, 572 contributing resources retain a high integrity within a period of significance between 1750 and 1957; and

WHEREAS, 405 contributing buildings, 131 contributing structures and 36 contributing sites have been documented by architectural historian Cheryl Hanback Shepherd; and  

WHEREAS, the research and documentation required for this nomination was citizen initiated and funded; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 8th day of March 2007, That the Board does hereby support and encourage the Virginia Board of Historic Resources to include the Springs Valley Rural Historic District, located in the Marshall Magisterial District, in the Virginia Landmarks Register; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Virginia Board of Historic Resources recommend to the National Park Service, due to the established and unique history and National significance of Springs Valley, that this valley be enrolled in the National Register of Historic Places. 

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