Precinct in the Spotlight
Election Day 2020: First time voter Myles Johnson flanked by parents Tim and Bridget.
Precinct 202 - Mine Run Fire Department
What’s in a name? Most of the Mine Run Fire Department Precinct is in the Virginia Gold Pyrite Belt Mining District. Around 1831 the first gold-mining company was incorporated in Virginia. The Virginia Mining Company of New York operated a lode deposit in the Grasty tract which was located just a mile from the Mine Run precinct. Abandoned gold mines within the Mine Run Precinct have names such as Young, Stuart, Saunders, Woodman and Seldon and are identified by caved shafts, pits, and dumps. Make sure to watch your step when off the beaten path!
Located in the Locust Grove area of eastern Orange County, the Mine Run of today is a quiet and picturesque agricultural community with a growing number of suburban homes and solar farms. At the heart of the community is the Mine Run Fire Department, host to many community events including state, federal, and local elections.
Precinct Captain Hilary Weber, a Mine Run resident for forty-seven years, has strong ties to the community. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington with a degree in Sociology, Hilary works in health care specializing in assisted living. You will find her at the Fire Department on Election Day with information, sample ballots, water, and sometimes candy! Because Mine Run is rural and remote, it is sometimes difficult to staff. If you are looking to do some good for your party, consider taking a shift and help Hilary with her team. You will be happy that you did.