The Blue Ridge Heritage Project Now Has a Home in Front Royal and Warren County .
24 October 2017 News
The Blue Ridge Heritage Project now has a home in Front Royal and Warren County. The home to house a memorial to the county families who lost their homesteads to make way for creation of the Shenandoah National Park will be along the Happy Creek Trail near the intersection of Route 522 and Criser Road on the town’s south side. More than 500 Blue Ridge Mountain families in eight involved counties were displaced, some against their will. Many of those families have stories handed down through generations of what happened during those evictions. The Blue Ridge Heritage Project’s goal is to see that those stories are not lost to history. Each county’s site will reflect the particular culture of the community and the involved families. Organizers note that the National Park Service is “very supportive” of the project.