The Dawson Property, owned by The Phyllis Massey Dawson Revocable Trust, is located in Purcellville, Virginia. It encompasses a total of 266.33 acres. These acres consist of Prime Farmland Soils (124 acres) and forest growth (83 acres). The forest is managed by a U.S. Division of Forestry Forest Management Plan.
The Dawson Property falls within the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area. This property contains a portion of Piney Run. Piney Run flows from this property, through a newly designated state park and into the Potomac River and eventually the Chesapeake Bay. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ Wildlife Action Plan reports a critical conservation need for this area of the state. There are 28 species with a status of Tier I & II for concern for conservation. The Dawson Property has been in continuous agricultural use.