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

          WHEREAS, Marshall, originally known as Salem, in Fauquier County with the original town laid out in 1797 with 52 lots; and

          WHEREAS, 139 properties with 217 contributing dwellings, churches, commercial buildings and outbuildings in the 99 acre Marshall Historic District illustrate the community’s development over a period of more than two hundred years; and

          WHEREAS, the community still retains visual cohesiveness and an identity through a well preserved collection of historic buildings with a wide range of building types and architectural styles dating from the end of the 18th century; and 

          WHEREAS, this primarily linear district encompasses properties that are historically and visually associated with the community’s growth and development as a crossroads in the late 1700s and a railroad and commercial center in the mid and late 1800s, including the historically significant African-American neighborhood of Rosstown, which was developed on the eastern edge of Marshall; and 

          WHEREAS, the Marshall Historic District is a well preserved collection of historic buildings with a great deal of integrity, over 90% of the resources are categorized as “historic”, with an intact visual streetscape; now, therefore, be it

          RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 9th day of November 2006, That the Board hereby supports and encourages the Virginia Board of Historic Resources to include the Marshall 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 Marshall, that this community be enrolled in the National Register of Historic Places.


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