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Bibliography of Virginia Piedmont History
Children's Literature on the Virginia Piedmont
Links to Piedmont Tourism and Preservation
Links to Piedmont Historic Sites
of Virginia Piedmont History
Ayers, Edward L. and John C. Willis (eds.). The Edge of the
South: Life in Nineteenth-Century Virginia. Charlottesville:
University Press of Virginia, 1991.
Bearr, David W.C., ed. Historic Fluvanna in the Commonwealth
of Virgina: A Sketchbook of the People, Places and Events of Fluvanna
Palmyra, VA: Fluvanna County Historical Society, 1998.
Jordan, Ervin L. Charlottesville and the University of Virginia
in the Civil War. Lynchburg, VA: H.E. Howard, 1988.
Joyner, Ulysses P., Jr. The First Settlers of Orange County,
Virginia: A View of the Life and Times of the European Settlers
of Orange County, Virginia and their Influence upon the Young
James Madison, 1700-1776. Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press for
the Orange County Historical Society, 1987.
Koons, Kenneth E., and Warren R. Hofstra. After the Backcountry:
Rural Life in the Great Valley of Virginia, 1800-1900. Knoxville:
University of Tennessee Press, 2000.
Loth, Calder, ed. The Virginia Landmarks Register. Charlottesville:
University Press of Virginia, 1999.
McLaughlin, Jack. Jefferson and Monticello: The Biography
of a Builder (reprint edition). New York: Henry Holt, 1990.
Miller, Ann L. Antebellum Orange: The Pre-Civil War Homes,
Public Buildings, and Historic Sites of Orange County, Virginia.
Orange, VA: Moss Publications, 1988.
The Nature Conservancy, et al. Uncommon Wealth: Essays on Virginia's
Wild Places. Helena, MT: Falcon Publishing Company, 1999.
Olson, Ted and William Lynwood Montell (preface). Blue Ridge
Folklife (Folklife in the South Series). Jackson, MS: University
Press of Mississippi, 1998.
Phillips, John T., II. The Historian's Guide to Loudoun County,
Virginia. Leesburg, VA: Goose Creek Productions, 1996.
Robertson, James I. Civil War Sites in Virginia: A Tour Guide.
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1991.
Salmon, John S., compiler. A Guidebook to Virginia's Historical
Markers (revised and expanded edition). Charlottesville: University
Press of Virginia, 1994.
Templeman, Eleanor Lee, and Nan Netherton. Northern Virginia
Heritage; A Pictorial Compilation of the Historic Sites and Homes
in the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Fauquier, Prince
William and Stafford, and the Cities of Alexandria and Fredericksburg.
Arlington, VA: privately published by E. L. Templeman, 1966.
Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, ed. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography.
Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publications, 1998.
Wilson, Richard Guy, ed. Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village:
The Creation of an Architectural Masterpiece. Charlottesville:
Bayly Art Museum of the University of Virginia (distributed by
University Press of Virginia), 1993.
Zenzen, Joan M., and Edwin Bearss. Battling for Manassas: The
Fifty-Year Preservation Struggle at Manassas National Battlefield
Park. State College, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press,
Cocke, William. A Historical Album of Virginia. Brookfield,
CT: Millbrook Press, 1995.
Fritz, Jean. The Great Little Madison. New York: Putnam, 1998.
Hakim, Joy. Making Thirteen Colonies. New York: Oxford
University Press, 1999
Knight, James E., and George Guzzi (illustrator). Journey to
Monticello: Traveling in Colonial Times. Mahwah, NJ: Troll
McGovern, Ann, et al. If You Lived in Colonial Times. New
York: Scholastic Trade, 1992.
Pflueger, Lynda. Dolley Madison: Courageous First Lady.
Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, Inc., 1999.
Young, RobeRte. A Personal Tour of Monticello (How It Looked).
Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications Company, 1999.
Links to Piedmont
Tourism and Preservation
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area
Learn more about the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area. Find information about places to visit, maps, educational resources, and news about upcoming events at each site.
Read about this organization's approach to conservation and how
they can help your community.
Department of Historic Resources
Find further information on the Virginia State Historic Preservation
This program of the National Trust is dedicated to the recognition
and protection of rural historic and cultural resources.
Tourist information on events, attractions, travel, and tourism
throughout the state of Virginia. Thier History section includes
information on Morven Park, Manassas National Battlefield, Oatlands
Plantation, Aldie Mill, and others historic sites.
Learn about the Piedmont Environmental Council, a 29-year-old
non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and protecting
the Piedmont's rural economy, natural resources, history and beauty.
of Virginia Press
Visit the website of the publisher of the The Virginia Landmarks
Register (upon which place descriptions in this itinerary were based) and many other preservation and
Virginia Historical Markers
An interactive map and list to photos of Virginia's historical highway markers.
View this site for links to: travel and events (history, culture,
and tourism). Search on Parks to get a listing of the 15 parks
in Loudoun County as well as additional information from the Department
of Parks, Recreation and Community Services.
Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce
Provides visitor information. Go to the Visitor's Guide, then
to Attractions and Parks for more information on historic sites,
including the Fauquier County Jail Museum. Click on Fauquier's
Links for a listing of local organizations and tourist information.
Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
Information on locations and hours for parks, museums, and trails
in Loudoun County.
The website for the Albermarle and Charlottesville community,
providing useful information on local events, historic sites,
tourism, and the arts.
Shenandoah National Park
Provides visitor information for this National Park located just
west of the Piedmont.
Monticello and the University of Virginia, highlighted in this
itinerary, are also a desingated World Heritage Site.
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest national non-profit preservation organization.
Historic Hotels of America
A feature of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Heritage Traveler program that provides information on historic hotels and package tours in the vicinity of this itinerary, including Clifton.
National Park Service Office
National parks have been interwoven with tourism from their earliest
days. This website highlights the ways in which the NPS promotes
and supports sustainable, responsible, informed, and managed visitor
use through cooperation and coordination with the tourism industry.
National Scenic Byways Program
This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on State and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways Journey Through Hallowed Ground website for more ideas.
Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itineraries
Other travel itineraries in the National Park Service's ongoing series include many historic destinations that you can visit online or in person. Each itinerary spotlights a different geographic region, community, or theme.
Teaching with Historic Places
This website, maintained by the National Park Service, offers online classroom-ready place-based lesson plans created by historians and educators to help teachers use historic places in the classroom. Each lesson is linked to national standards for history and the social studies.
Links to Piedmont
Visit Waterford online through this website's virtual walking
tour of the Waterford Historic District.
Administration - National Cemetery Administration
Visit the website for the Federal agency that maintains our National
Cemeteries, including Ball's Bluff and Culpeper.
George C. Marshall House
Dodona Manor is also the George C. Marshall International Center,
a non-profit organization devoted to preserving and fostering
the legacy of George C. Marshall and the principles of the Marshall
A National Trust property, this site includes further information
on this plantation home.
Manassas National Battlefield
Find further visitor information including walking tours, driving
tours, and hiking trails.
of Culpeper History
This website includes a brief history of Culpeper, a timeline
beginning in 1649, information on famous people, places, and events,
as well as information on the opening of the new Museum (in July
Discover further information on this private boys' school and
The Residence within the General Information/History section.
A National Trust property, Montpelier's website has valuable tourist
Learn more about the history of the building, now the Exchange
Hotel Civil War Museum
Green Springs National Historic
Find further visitor information for this rural cultural landscape
Visitors can plan their visit to Monticello, explore educational
programs, read about Jefferson, his home, and his properties.
Find out further information about James Monroe, his home in Albemarle
County, and special events taking place there throughout the year.
Visit this site for background on the city's history, links to
the Chamber of Commerce.
Find further information on Jefferson's Rotunda and "Academical
village", as well as a virtual tour.