October Hill Property

October Hill consists of 5 parcels with a total of about 55.24 acres. The property is primarily open with small areas of forest growth. It is currently approved for development of 10 housing lots. The gift of easement will curtail the development to a maximum of 2 lots in total.

The farm consists of gently rolling farmland with woodland areas. The fields, croplands and tree lines provide habitat and food sources for wildlife. Neighboring properties are in the process of conservation which adds to the value of this easement. 

October Hill meets the criteria for conservation based on its scenic value due to its rolling hillside, pastures, trees, and wildlife habitat which provide pleasing examples o the scenic boundary between the Piedmont and Blue Ridge elevations. 

October Hill falls within the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area which was passed by congress and signed into law by President Bush in 2008. The JTHG NHA recognizes the unparalleled cultural, historic, and scenic resources within the entire JTHG NHA corridor, encompassing all or part of 15 counties in 4 states: Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia.  

The property is visible from Lincoln Road (Rt. 722), a Virginia Scenic Byway and conservation of this property conforms with the Loudoun County policy to protect scenic byways. 

 

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