Don Faulkner’s Wintergreen history
There is so much more unwritten than written history of that (wonderful) County of Nelson in Virginia and of the particularly rare and beautiful country of WINTERGREEN which is the keystone of the Rockfish Valley and its surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains (in the extreme northeastern portion of the country). This relatively brief history will be added to in the years ahead from the gleaning of people particularly interested in the area with their primary sources being county records and the memories of its people who have always lived there. The history of WINTERGREEN country and of Nelson County as it relates to WINTERGREEN is particularly relevant as it has shaped the character of the country and of the people in that region which character remains as real, beautiful, and true as it was 175 years ago which will have such a valuable bearing on many people's enjoyment of WINTERGREEN for many years to come.
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WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS and A REQUEST
We hope you have a wonderful experience in our big outdoors which is the NELSON SCENIC LOOP. We look forward to your comments and suggestions.
Please understand there are 50 miles of public roads that make up the NELSON SCENIC LOOP but much of the adjoining land is private or George Washington National Forest Wilderness Land. We ask that you be RESPECTFUL of these PROPERTIES and the PRIVACY of the Nelson residents who live and work here. The way of life here is a special one. There are no farms or residences open generally to the public. In this regard, please be on the lookout for cars entering the roads, children playing and respect the farm equipment traffic you encounter. This is a rural area and the roads are not meant for high speeds.
Enjoy yourself and learn about the history, culture and natural resources around the LOOP from the website www.nelsonscenicloop.com. Enjoy your visit to Nelson County, the public sites and trails and this wonderful environment.
Peter A. Agelasto III President, Rockfish Valley Foundation
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The Rockfish Valley Foundation