CHARLOTTSVILLE, Va. (AP) - The Piedmont Environmental Council says more than 500 acres of a historic property in Albemarle County will be protected from development.
The Charlottesville-base conservation group says a 520-acre section of Enniscorthy has been placed in a conservation easement.
The Daily Progress reports that the environmental council announced the easement on Monday.
Rex Linville with the environmental council says Enniscorthy is one of Albemarle County's early settlement sites.
Enniscorthy was built in the 1740s by the Coles family. It was bought in April by Peter and Joyce Bertone.
Peter Bertone says rural properties should be protected. He says there's no going back once rural properties are subdivided and developed.
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