A Resolution to the Virginia Board of Historic Resources and the National Park Service Supporting the Inclusion of Cromwell’s Run on the Virginia Landmarks and National Registers

WHEREAS, the landscapes, farms, buildings and roads in Cromwell’s Run Rural Historic District represent many diverse stories of human settlement in Fauquier County, Virginia through three centuries; and

WHEREAS, there are 483 contributing historic resources located within the 14,185-acre historic area that is roughly centered along Atoka Road; and

WHEREAS, Cromwell’s Run features Frogtown, Fortune Mountain, Rectortown, Atoka,  Lost Corner, Five Points, pre-1800 structures, mills, and a full panoply of Federal, Georgian, Greek Revival, Victorian, Craftsman, and Colonial Revival styled houses and outbuildings; and

WHEREAS, the district showcases a modest stucco house called Wexford built in 1963 for President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie, a horse enthusiast; and

WHEREAS,  Guerilla leader John Singleton Mosby headquartered in Atoka and other sites to conduct  raids which seriously disrupted Union army activities in the region in the Civil War, and Frogtown and Fortune Mountain later became home to African-America slaves emancipated during the war; and  

WHEREAS, Fauquier County’s constancy of farming and the rural landscape made the region a famous foxhunting and horse riding center in the early twentieth century and Cromwell’s Run remains Virginia “Hunt Country” over a century later; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 12th day of June 2008, That the Board hereby supports and encourages the Virginia Board of Historic Resources to include the Cromwell’s Run National Register Historic District, located in the Marshall and Scott Magisterial Districts, 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 Cromwell’s Run, that this district be enrolled in the National Register of Historic Places.

A Copy Teste 

 Paul S. McCulla
Clerk to the Board of Supervisors

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