ATTACHMENT 1

RESOLUTION

A Resolution to the Virginia Board of Historic Resources and

 the National Park Service Supporting the Inclusion of CATLETT

 on the Virginia Landmarks and National Registers

WHEREAS, Catlett originated as a railroad town in 1852 at the juncture of the rail line and Dumfries road on a circa 1715 land grant to John Catlett, being first known as Colvins’ Station in 1853,  later known as Catlett’s Station, and now known as Catlett; and

WHEREAS, the town’s location on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad was strategically important during the Civil War when the nation was torn apart; and 

WHEREAS, Catlett was a busy commercial and residential center for this rural area of Fauquier County during the early 20th century, and the historic area encompasses 118 acres, inclusive of 76 buildings of historical interest; and

WHEREAS, the town features elegant Italaniate houses, sturdy farm houses, a tile-sided commercial building, a small department store building, Sears Kit houses, a meat market, a Craftsman bungalow, a tile dairy barn, an old hardware store building, a creamery, a gazebo that was once the Catlett school bell tower, and other interesting buildings that collectively tell the unique story of this town’s development; and 

WHEREAS, the Virginia Landmarks and National Register District designations are high honors to bestow on a community, and ones that record a community’s past so that it can properly plan for its future; and  

WHEREAS, Catlett was a busy commercial and residential center for this rural area of Fauquier County during the early 20th century, and the historic area encompasses 118 acres, inclusive of 76 buildings of historical interest; and 

WHEREAS, this architectural history is being completed as part of a Board of Supervisors multi-year program to document 21 of the County’s towns and villages for inclusion on the National Register; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 8th day of November 2007, That the Board hereby supports and encourages the Virginia Board of Historic Resources to include the Catlett National Register Historic District, located in the Cedar Lee Magisterial District, in the Virginia Landmarks Register; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Board of Supervisors encourages the Virginia Board of Historic Resources to recommend to the National Park Service, due to the established and unique history and National significance of Catlett, that this village be enrolled in the National Register of Historic Places.

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