Parkers Crossroads Battlefield to Receive $137,775.00 from Federal Grants

The City of Parkers Crossroads received $137, 775.00 in grant funding to protect a tract on the Parkers Crossroads Battlefield.
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During a visit to Gettysburg National Military Park on May 15, 2020, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt highlighted the Trump Administration’s support for protecting and enhancing our nation’s historic sites and announced $3 million in American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) grants.

Tennessee was one of eleven states to receive funding from these grants, including $137,775.00 to the City of Parkers Crossroads to protect a 0.55-acre tract of Parkers Cross Roads Battlefield from 1862 in Henderson County. “Battlefields such as Gettysburg are sacred sites where Americans gave the last full measure of devotion,” said Secretary Bernhardt. “These grants enable us to partner with communities and organizations to preserve these places and connect visitors with their historical importance.”

“ABPP grants create partnerships among state and local governments and nonprofit organizations to act quickly and proactively to preserve and protect nationally significant battlefields, such as Gettysburg,” said National Park Service Deputy Director David Vela, exercising the authority of the…

For complete coverage, see the May 20th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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