Aerial Photo Buckland Village

About

The Buckland Preservation Society, formed in 2003, was established for the purpose of conducting a state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary investigation of the archaeology, architecture, industrialization, transportation, cultural landscape, and historical record of the Town of Buckland as well as the earlier Manohoac Indian Settlement that was located on this site along the Susquehanna Plain Path (Old Carolina Road) on Broad Run. The Foundation’s Board of Directors is devoted to preserving this site for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Nation.Buckland Preservation Society is employing the latest technology, as well as a broad variety of important scholars, interested property owners, and grants to begin this nationally significant project. Never before in this country has such a coalition of notable historic preservation organizations gathered to support and participate in the preservation of one site.The Buckland Preservation Society and the various owners of property in the Town are willing to place permanent protective easements over this land to preserve and further study the site.

Principles

This project has been initiated by property owners in Buckland, who believe that ownership is the best foundation for good stewardship.

- We are in agreement that historic preservation is the highest and best use of our properties and that we shall strive to protect the historical integrity of the Buckland Historic District and the surrounding landscape including the core ground of the Buckland Races/Battle of Buckland Mills Battlefield.

- We expect to use purchases, leases, easements, options, covenants, life tenancies, and other creative means of ownership to support our vision for Buckland.

- We expect to avoid the use of condemnation, litigation, regulation, owner-contested rezoning, or other coercive methods, since these tend to cause historic properties to be viewed more as liabilities than assets.

- We will ask government officials not to use condemnation to take historic properties in Buckland, whether for transportation corridors or other uses.

Board of Directors