Pre-Colonial history of Buckland and the surrounding countryside. Up to 1607, the founding of Jamestown.
Relevant History from between the beginning of the colonial era in the early 1600’s until the Revolutionary War in 1776.
History leading up to and including the Civil War ending with the defeat of the Confederate Armies in 1865.
Reconstruction history up through the present day.
Buckland Preservation Partners
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY
VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HISTORIC RESOURCES
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE AMERICAN BATTLEFIELD PROTECTION PROGRAM
THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION
CIVIL WAR TRUST
SAVE AMERICA’S TREASURES
CULTURAL LANDSCAPE FOUNDATION
THE BAY & PAUL FOUNDATIONS
NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
USDOT Federal Highway Administration
Journey Through Hallowed Ground
Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Land Trust of Virginia
The Piedmont Environmental Council
Citizens For Fauquier County
Mosby Heritage Area
The Fauquier Historical Society
Historic Prince William
The Battle of Buckland Mills was the final chapter of the 11-day Bristoe Campaign in October 1863. Confederate forces under General JEB Stuart routed General Judson Kilpatrick’s Union brigades in the 16-hour cavalry fight on the roads and fields around Buckland. The battle became fondly known in the Confederate Cavalry as the “Buckland Races.” The Read more about Battle of Buckland Mills Video Presentation[…]
The Buckland Love Museum is featured in a piece in the Fauquier Times published November 17, 2017 detailing the work and goals behind the opening of the museum and can be found at this link.
This document published May 1st, 2013 describes archaeological investigations done in June of 2012. The Fauquier and Alexandria Turnpike Company was incorporated by an Act of the General Assembly in 1808 and road construction was initiated between the Little River Turnpike and Buckland between 1812 and 1818. In 1824, under the guidance of Principal Engineer Read more about Love’s Road-Archaeological Investigations Associated with the Fauquier and Alexandria Turnpike[…]
This article published July 4th, 2013 comes from Bull Run Now and details another one of Buckland’s firsts, the first paved road in Virginia.
This article from the Cultural Landscape Foundation details some of the unique commercial and entrepreneurial activity that occurred in the town of Buckland. For starters the name Buckland Mills comes from the fact that the town claimed two of the first mills ever built in Virigina. This second article also from the Cultural Landscape Foundation Read more about Love’s Town: Buckland Virginia, a Vision of Early American Commerce[…]
This link published July 22nd, 2011 is a two part academic archaeological report detailing manufacturing finds from the 1800’s Distillery at Buckland. JRIA Buckland final report Volume I 7-22-11 JRIA Buckland final report Volume II 7-22-11
Buckland Mills Battlefield Academic Report: A Documentary and Landscape Analysis of the Buckland Mills Battlefield
This link is to the in-depth academic report published March 11th, 2008, titled “A DOCUMENTARY AND LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS OF THE BUCKLAND MILLS BATTLEFIELD (VA042) Submitted to NATIONAL PARK SERVICE AMERICAN BATTLEFIELD PROTECTION PROGRAM,” covers the Battle of Buckland Mills also known as the “Buckland Races.” The report, authored by Stephen Fonzo, uses archaeological and literary Read more about Buckland Mills Battlefield Academic Report: A Documentary and Landscape Analysis of the Buckland Mills Battlefield[…]
The Civil War Trust has partnered with the Buckland Preservation Society to preserve and protect the Buckland Historic district and the Battle of Buckland Mills. Here the Civil War Trust’s website lists Buckland Preservation Society’s individual directors’ success in preserving 91 acres of land in the Buckland Mills Battlefield. Since that was written, additional land Read more about Buckland Mills Battlefield[…]
Follow this link to Appendix A, B, and C from the Buckland Battlefield Report by Stephen Fonzo dated March, 2008. Listed below, by regiment, are casualties in the Battle of Buckland Mills, as noted in primary and secondary regimental records and histories. The date of each casualty is taken directly from the sources, and may Read more about Battle of Buckland Mills October 19th, 1863 List of Regiments, Wounded and Casualities[…]
This brochure, Fauquier County in the Civil War: The Bristoe Campaign Oct-Nov 1863, details information about Civil War battles fought in and around Fauquier County, these engagements were a part of General Lee’s Bristoe Campaign. County Brochure 8x11Bristoe