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 Orlean nomination continues this program.
Midland and The Plains remain the only two unfunded
nominations originally identified as part of the 2002
Department of Historic Resources (VDHR) held a public
hearing for this nomination on May 12, 2009. Property owners
were notified about these hearings. There was no opposition
voiced at the hearing. This nomination will be presented to
the Virginia Board of Historic Resources at a public hearing
on June 18, 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.