The extension permitted the steam railroad’s passengers to travel to the base of the Blue Ridge from a terminal in Washington, D. The lure of the Blue Ridge some four miles west prompted a livery service to run from Snickersville to Round Hill to pick up travelers and take to them to one of the several hotels that began to spring up in and about the town. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikivoyage. Sponsored by the Bluemont Citizens Association, the proceeds from the fair are used to fund street lighting, local student scholarships, community beautification, historic building improvements within the community and to support local service organizations. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bluemont, Virginia. Members can also post calendar events, news, opinions and more The zenith of the town came in , when its population peaked at
Despite the strategic importance of Snickers’ Gap during the Civil War , Snickersville saw surprisingly little action save the coming and going of the armies through the gap. View my Curriculum Vitae. Sign up to get Fauquier County news updates delivered to your inbox. Around the same time the commune of Skyfields was established by local musicians Howard Bass and Peter Dunning. National Register of Historic Places. In , deteriorating conditions on a trestle immediately east of Round Hill, combined with a lack of rail traffic, led to the abandonment of the line between Purcellville and Bluemont. Every fall it is home to the Bluemont Fair. Stay in the know!
Founded in as a non-profit cultural and educational organization, Bluemont has helped build the cultural spirit of more than 50 Virginia communities by inspiring and educating people of all ages throughout the year.
Originally named Snickersville, Bluemont changed its name to attract Washingtonians out to it when a predecessor of the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad was extended to the bluemontt from Round Hill.
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The completion of the Leesburg and Snickers Gap Turnpike aeries present day Virginia State Highway 7 brought new prosperity and prestige to the community, and the last major growth it would see for the next half-century.
Washington was born in Bluemont when it was still known as Snickersville. The zenith of the town came inwhen its population peaked at Audience members brought blankets, folding chairs and picnics to the lawn of the Warren Green Building to watch the summer concerts.
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Bluemont has presented summer concerts at the Old Fauquier Courthouse, benefit performances at local healthcare facilities, and special events in Warrenton.
Retrieved from ” https: Unincorporated community in Virginia. To promote the resort nature of the town, the railroad petitioned the United States Postal Service blluemont change the name of the town to Bluemont. Do you bbluemont the potential development of 2 data center parks at Remington? The settlement was christened Snickers’ Gap in when a post office was established there. View all retail shopping. The lure of the Blue Ridge some four miles west prompted a livery service to run from Snickersville to Round Hill to pick up travelers and take to them to one of the several hotels that began to spring up in and about the town.
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However, with the advent of the automobilethe rail based tourism that was so good to the town began to decline. Advertise on Fauquier Now! Members can also post calendar events, news, opinions and more Hall, Realtor, Long and Foster.
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A nearby landmark is Mount Weatheran operations and training facility above ground for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and is rumored to contain an underground facility designed to house or replace the American government in the case of nuclear warfare. Share This Page Tweet. The only major action in the town was one of eight small partisan skirmishes in the area which took place May 23,when 14 Confederates surprised and routed 22 Federals resting in the town.
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Sponsored by the Bluemont Citizens Association, the proceeds from the fair are used to fund street lighting, local student scholarships, community beautification, historic building improvements within the community and to support local service organizations. As ofthe Bluemont postal area had a population of 2, Still its scenic location continued to be a lure, especially artists and musicians, including artist Clyde Beckwho with Evelyn Johnson, founded the Bluemont Citizens Association and the annual Bluemont Fair in Create a searchable profile 3.
From the commune and the musicians it attracted was founded the Bluemont Concert Series in the s.
The extension permitted the steam railroad’s passengers to travel to the base of the Blue Ridge from a terminal in Washington, D. While the fair is spread throughout the community, the primary site is the grounds of the Bluemont Community Center.