March 11, 2014
President Bush has signed a bill creating a new national park in the Valley.
The Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historic Park is expected to straddle Frederick, Warren and Shenandoah counties and sit on roughly 3000 acres between Middletown and Strasburg.
Private groups already protect about 600 acres of the property. The rest of the land will be acquired by the Secretary of the Interior from those willing to sell or donate land.