CWTrust 200 acres along Rappahannock River in Culpeper acquired by American Battlefield Trust

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200 acres along Rappahannock River in Culpeper acquired by American Battlefield Trust
By ALLISON BROPHY CHAMPION CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT
Mar 12, 2019

The American Battlefield Trust has closed on a key acquisition in northern Culpeper County that spans 200 acres of fiercely-fought-over Civil War battleground, including more than 5,000 feet of Rappahannock River frontage near Remington.

The Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit preservation group bought, for $1.8 million, the 12-acre “Culpeper Crossing” site fronting on U.S. 29 from Culpeper developer Bob Currier. He had previously rezoned the land for commercial use, once envisioning it for various tourist attractions, including a butterfly conservatory and a living-history village.

As part of his deal with the trust, Currier donated another 187 nearby acres, protecting it from development and preserving it for perpetuity, Tom Gilmore, the trust’s chief real estate officer, said Tuesday. The 200 acres will eventually become part of a state park planned in Culpeper County that will encompass the Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain battlefields on either side of the town.


Full article can be read here - https://www.starexponent.com/news/a...cle_f8fadcd2-d39d-518e-be34-ac66667d6f48.html

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