Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

R. Holder Trumbo, Jr., Chairman, Scott District Supervisor

Raymond E. Graham, Cedar Run District Supervisor

Chester W. Stribling, Lee District Supervisor 

 March 12, 2009

Staff Lead:


Kimberly R. Abe, Senior Planner


Community Development


A Resolution Supporting Nominations for Three National Register Districts for Placement on the Virginia Landmarks and National Registers - Bristersburg National Register Historic District, Sumerduck National Register Historic District, and Broad Run-Little Georgetown National Register Rural Historic District


Topic Description:

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.

Since 2002, 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.

Public 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.

This 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.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Consider adoption of the attached resolutions.

Financial Impact Analysis:



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

Property Owners


1.      Bristersburg National Register Historic District Resolution

2.      Sumerduck National Register Historic District Resolution

3.      Broad Run-Little Georgetown National Register Historic District Resolution


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