The commonwealth’s rich history includes land where the English first settled in the new world and enslaved people sought rest on their way to freedom. But many of those places are in jeopardy from decay and development, weather and lack of resources, a nonprofit group says.
James River Viewshed Dominion Power has proposed installing towers across the James River that would be highly visible. Local history buffs and nature lovers are trying to protect the scenic beauty of the area, seen here on Oct. 18, 2012. The state’s rich history is in jeopardy from decay and development, weather and lack of resources, according to Preservation Virginia, a nonprofit group dedicated to protecting historic locales. Scott Neville/For The Washington Post Buy Photo