The Blue Ridge Heritage Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build monuments to honor the people who were displaced by the creation of Shenandoah National Park. Currently, six of the eight counties from which mountain residents were relocated have monuments: Madison, Page, Rockingham, Greene, Rappahannock, and Albemarle. Warren has a site selected and Augusta is in the planning stages. Most of the monument sites include exhibits about the families. We invite you to visit these gateway communities and the beautiful monuments and learn about the people who sacrificed their homes for the establishment of Shenandoah. You can also learn more about this story at Byrd Visitor Center (mile 51).
Last updated: December 29, 2020