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2015 Meeting Planned

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July Meeting to Discuss Preservation Plan for
Bartow Historic Sites

poster of SPTA meet 2015

The Battle of Greenbrier River, fought in October 1861, took place across the valley the present town of Bartow. The Confederate Camp Bartow, on the hills south of the river, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Camp Bartow Historic District.  The Union position during the battle was on the north side of the valley.


On Monday July 20th, the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike Alliance will host a public meeting at the Durbin Community Library beginning at 7 p.m. to discuss how the history of this battle site might impact the future of the community. Local landowners and others interested in the historic Camp Bartow and the Battle of Greenbrier River are encouraged to attend.


The meeting will be the first of three public meetings to develop a historic preservation plan for the location where the Battle of Greenbrier River was fought. “A historic preservation plan is a statement of a community's goals for its historic resources and the actions it will take to reach those goals.” said Terry Hackney, Coordinator for the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike Alliance. “Whether you are a local landowner, enjoy history, or just curious about historic preservation in your local community, we encourage you to come get involved.”


Local citizens, working alongside the historic preservation team of Michael Gioulis, of Sutton, West Virginia, will have the opportunity to assist in defining preservation planning goals and identifying potential issues. Public involvement in the planning process helps ensure that the goals and strategies for historic resources meet the needs and wishes of the community. Early and continuing public engagement is essential in helping to build consensus toward a shared vision for a community's historic resources.


The Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike Alliance was formed in 1994 from a collaborative effort of groups and individuals concerned with protecting and promoting the historic sites along the turnpike. For more information about the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike Alliance, please visit the website at www.spturnpike.org, or email the coordinator at info@spturnpike.org.