In 2002, the
Board of Supervisors embarked on a multi-year project to
document 21 of its historically significant towns and
villages for placement on the Virginia and National
Registers. The Bristersburg and Sumerduck nominations
continue this program.
communities throughout the County have been actively
processing nominations to place three large rural historic
areas on both registers, and the most recent
community-initiated nomination is the Broad Run-Little
Georgetown Rural Historic District.
hearings for these three nominations were held in February
2009. Property owners were notified about these hearings.
There was no opposition voiced at these hearings. All three
of these nominations will be presented to the Virginia Board
of Historic Resources at a public hearing on March 19, 2009.
National Register designation has no connection with
additional regulatory oversight in Fauquier County. Being
listed on either the Virginia Landmarks or National Register
of Historic Places only conveys an honor and recognition of
a property’s historic significance; it does not place any
regulatory constraints on the property owner. Property
owners of contributing properties may apply for state and
federal tax credits for eligible rehabilitation work.