Ashby Estates Property

Ashby Estates consists of about 26.2 acres. The property is both open and wooded with a pond, stream and wetlands. The property borders land under conservation easement which is owned by the Town of Purcellville and is used for the town's drinking water supply. Ashby Estates is currently approved for development of 4 housing lots. The gift of easement will curtail the development to a maximum of one house with no other divisions. 

The watershed is preserved through the conservation easement by protecting the surface water flows and drainage on the property. the unnamed stream on the property feeds into the South Fork of the Catoctin Creek which feeds into the Potomac River and ultimately into the Chesapeake Bay. 

Ashby Estates falls within the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area. The National heritage Area was designated through legislation passed on April 29, 2008, and signed by President Bush on May 8, 2008. The legislation, S. 2739, passed the House on April 29, 2008, by a vote of 291 to 117 and the Senate on April 10, 2008, by a vote of 91 to 4. The JTHG NHA recognizes the unparalleled cultural, historic and scenic resources within the entire JTHG corridor, encompassing all or part of 15 counties in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia.

About ODLC

Founded to protect land and water resources for their natural, scenic, recreational, historic, and agricultural values, the Old Dominion Land Conservancy (ODLC) also seeks to educate the public on why land conservancy is so very important and so easily overlooked.

ODLC accepts land donations, but also tailors conservation easements to meet the specific needs and conservation purposes of each landowner and ODLC. We have been hard at our task for the past 15 years.

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Contact ODLC

Old Dominion Land Conservancy, Inc.
  621 West Main Street, Purcellville, VA 20132

  Office: 540-338-0077
  Fax: 540-338-9676

  Mon - Fri - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  Henry Stribling, Executive Director

ODLC Mission

  Foster the importance of conservation

  Protect and preserve historic countryside

  Protect and preserve water resources

  Protect and preserve the Chesapeake Bay

  Create parks and trails

  Help preserve rural farmlands

  Control development through conservation