HERITAGE is what is handed down to us from the past: churches, dirt roads, barns, houses, flour mills, bridges, battlefields, graveyards, stone walls, schoolhouses, villages, and towns, along with letters, diaries, photographs, artifacts and stories.
Few places rival the compelling stories, sense of place, role in history, and scenic beauty of Virginia's Loudoun, Fauquier, Clarke, Warren, and western Prince William counties. The Piscataway, Tidewater planters, German colonists, Quaker settlers, military leaders, and an American president have left a rich legacy here.
The Civil War, played out between the Bull Run and Blue Ridge Mountains, plays a central role in this heritage. Enslaved African Americans risked their lives on the Underground Railroad; Quakers supported the wartime Union; Rebel and Yankee troops engaged in great battles at First and Second Manassas and at Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville, Bristoe Station and Ball's Bluff—and John Singleton Mosby and his Rangers probed the possibilities of guerrilla warfare.
Hundreds of sites that tell these stories remain today in a special place known as the MOSBY HERITAGE AREA.
The MOSBY HERITAGE AREA ASSOCIATION, created in 1995, strives to preserve this national treasure through EDUCATION— expanding awareness, appreciation, and stewardship to benefit future generations.
DO YOU KNOW WHERE THIS IS?
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Top banner image: Shenandoah River and Blue Ridge, Warren County.