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


WHEREAS, Markham became a railroad town in 1852 for the Manassas Gap Railroad, and an established crossroads community; and


WHEREAS, 24 properties and 48 structures in the Markham Historic District illustrate the community’s development over a period of time since the early 19th century; and


WHEREAS, the building and associated resources that make up the Markham Historic District represent a community from the early 19th to the mid-20th centuries and maintains a remarkable degree of architectural integrity located between Interstate 66 and US Route 55;  now, therefore, be it


RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 8th day of September 2005, That the Board hereby supports and encourages the Virginia Board of Historic Resources to include the Markham 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 Markham, that this community be enrolled in the National Register of Historic Places.