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are excited  to  offer  new  and returning visitors an opportunity to tour  several  of these historic homes. Advance ticket are $20.00 each and  are  available  online  and  at  Pepperberries,  The  Cameleer  and Green  Roost  in  Culpeper,  VA.  Tickets  will  also  be  available  for  purchase  the  day  of  the  tour  for  $25,00  each  at 609 S East Street, Culpeper,  VA.  Additional  ticket  and  tour  information   is   available   at 29-December 5, 2018 Culpeper Times • November www.culepepertour.com  and  on  Facebook  at  www.facebook.com/EastSNW/​.   

S East  St  is  one  of  the  oldest  existing  residential  areas  in  Culpeper.  Formerly  called  “Black contains  some  of  the  town’s  finest  homes  in a wide variety of architectural styles popular betw and 1955.    The  South  East  Street  Historic  District  is  in  a  portion  of  the  Town  of  Culpeper  that  grew  rapid the  1850s  with  the  expansion  of  the  railroad  into  the  area.  The  district  figured  heavily  in  the  through  its  association  with  various  Union  and  Confederate  military  campaigns  and  encamp fact,  substantial  Union  casualties  in  the  area  resulted  in  the  establishment  in  1867  of  the Culpeper National Cemetery (previously listed on the state and national registers) following the   One  of  the  houses  featured  on  this  year’s  tour  is  the  Hill  Mansion.  Listed  on  the  National  R

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Historic Tour of Homes set for Saturday Staff report One of Culpeper's favorite holiday traditions returns on Saturday. The Town of Culpeper S East St Neighborhood Watch will host an historic home tour on December 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last time this group hosted a tour of homes on the street was 2010 and organizers say homeowners and neighbors are excited to offer new and returning visitors an opportunity to tour several of these historic homes. Advance ticket are $20 each and are available online and at Pepperberries, The Cameleer and Green Roost in Culpeper, VA. Tickets will also be available for purchase the day of the tour for $25 each at 609 S East Street, Culpeper, VA. Additional ticket and tour information is available at www.culepepertour.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EastSNW/. South East St is one of the oldest existing residential areas in Culpeper. Formerly called “Black Street” it contains some of the town’s finest homes in a wide variety of architectural styles popular between 1835 and 1955. The South East Street Historic District is in a portion of the Town

of Culpeper that grew rapidly during the 1850s with the expansion of the railroad into the area. The district figured heavily in the Civil War through its association with various Union and Confederate military campaigns and encampments. In fact, substantial Union casualties in the area resulted in the establishment in 1867 of the district’s Culpeper National Cemetery (previously listed on the state and national registers) following the Civil War. One of the houses featured on this year’s tour is the Hill Mansion. Listed on the National Registry of Historic places in 1980, the mansion is a sophisticated example of the Italianate style, one of the sevCOURTESY PHOTO eral picturesque modes popular in The Hill Mansion is one of the homes featured in the Historic Home Tour the 1850s. The house was completset for Saturday hosted by the S. East St. Neighborhood Watch. ed in 1857 for Edward Baptist Hill, member of a prominent Culpeper family. The front is sheltered by Maj. Gen. A.  mansion P. Hill, is a abrother during the Civil Historicby   places in  ​1980​ ,  the  sophisticated  example  of War. the Italianate style, one of th an arcaded veranda, a feature ad- of the builder, and Gen. Robert E. In 2010, East Street became the vocated for southern houses in this Lee, whose wounded son, Brig. Gen. town's first residential neighborperiod. Other noteworthy features W. H. F. (“Rooney”) Lee, was nursed hood to be named to the National are the scored stucco, the elaborate there. Later in the war it was used Register of Historic Places. This porches, both cast-iron and wood, as headquarters for Union officers collection of primarily Victorian, as well as interior appointments, who permitted the Hill family to oc- Greek and Colonial Revival style including a broad curving stair. cupy two rooms. homes make the neighborhood well The house served as a ConfederMrs. A.P. Hill and her four worth a stroll along its tree-lined ate hospital and was visited both daughters lived here frequently streets.

Conservation District recognizes area farm and educator Contributed report The Conservation Awards dinner was held in Culpeper on Thursday Nov.8 . The annual event honors residents who have demonstrated leadership in the stewardship of local soil and water resources. The awards presented were Educator of

the Year, Forest Stewardship, Wildlife, Bay Friendly Farm Awards in each of the District’s 5 member counties and Conservationist of the Year. The 2018 Culpeper County Bay Friendly Farm Award was given to Rillhurst Farm, which is located off of Route 522 just north of the Town of Culpeper. The farm consists of

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550 acres which is mostly pasture. The farm dates back to 1749 and has been in the family for 11 generations. The family has worked to protect several tributaries of Mountain Run, which is the water supply for the Town of Culpeper. The brood cow herd is 155 head of Angus cattle. The 2018 Conservation Educa-

tor of the Year Award was given to Brandon Allen Fincham of Culpeper County. A Biology and Anatomy teacher at Eastern View High School, Brandon has been involved with conservation since he was a student at Eastern View. He was a member of the school’s Envirothon team for three years during his high school career.

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