Carr Property

The Carr Property is an active hay farm with a total of about 114.52 acres of open grasslands with small areas of forest growth bordering Catoctin Creek. Originally approved for the development of 22 housing lots, the gift of easement will curtail the development rights resulting in a maximum of 3 lots. As there are currently two existing homes, only one more will be allowed on the property.

The Carr farm is an outstanding subject for land preservation and conservation. It consists or gently rolling farmland with woodland areas and creeks. The fields, tree lines, and streams all provide habitat and food sources for wildlife. The property also meets the criteria for conservation based on its scenic value. Rolling hillsides, pastures, trees and wildlife habitat provide pleasing examples of the scenic boundary between the Piedmont and Blue Ridge elevations. 

The property which is located just outside of Waterford, VA falls within the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area by legislation signed by President Bush in 2008. The legislation recognizes the unparalleled cultural, historic and scenic resources within the entire JTHG corridor which encompasses all or part of 15 counties in four states - Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. 

The land also has approximately 2,335 linear feet of frontage on Catoctin Creek, which from the Town of Waterford, running past the Property to its junction with the Potomac River is a State Designated Scenic River. The town of Waterford is a National Historic Landmark. Preserving this farm helps to protect the historic nature of the surrounding countryside which enhances Waterford's preservation efforts.

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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