RESOLUTION

A Resolution to the Virginia Board of Historic Resources and

 the National Park Service Supporting an addition to Cromwell’s Run national register Rural Historic district

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, on June 12, 2008  the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to support the 14,185-acre Cromwell’s Run Rural Historic District for listing on the Virginia Landmarks and the National Register of Historic Place; and

            WHEREAS, soon after this nomination was recommended by the Virginia Board of Historic Resources for listing on the National Register, members of the community  sought a 41-acre expansion to the district line to include core areas of the Upperville Civil War Battlefield; and

WHEREAS, Upperville Battlefield is one of 12 Civil War battlefields located wholly or partially in Fauquier County that is listed among the top 3% most significant Civil War Battlefields; and

WHEREAS, Upperville is an important chapter in the Civil War story because the Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart was effectively able to thwart the Union troop’s discernment of Lee’s advance through Ashby’s Gap to the Shenandoah Valley and on to Gettysburg; and

WHEREAS, the rural land uses and landforms within this 41-acre area still embody and convey important elements of Fauquier County’s rural history and the story of the skirmish at Goose Creek bridge as part of the Battle of Upperville; now, therefore, be it 

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 11th day of September 2008, That the Board hereby supports and encourages the Virginia Board of Historic Resources to include the Cromwell’s Run National Register Historic District expansion, located in the Scott 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 Cromwell’s Run, that this district expansion 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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