JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - A local stretch of the James River was named an endangered historic place Wednesday.
Jody Puckett, a spokeswoman for James City County, said that the National Trust for Historic Preservation added the James River in James City County to its 2013 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.
"The corridor along the James River provides visitors with a portal into a remarkable chapter of American history," said President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Stephanie Meeks in an article on the group's website . "It is still possible to stand along the James River and visualize the scene that greeted the English settlers at Jamestown. The preservation of this historic landscape will help to ensure that the public can continue to enjoy—and learn from—this critically important historic area."
The new label for the river comes after Dominion Power created a plan to construct towers connecting power lines across the James River in James City County.
James City County and other local groups have been fighting Dominion's plan, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation's endangered label will help that fight, according to Puckett.
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