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Keene is a small community in Albemarle County located near the intersection of Route 20, Plank Road (Route 712) and Esmont Road (Route 6). Nearby historic sites of siginficance include Teddy Roosevelt's historic retreat, Pine Knot, and Estouteville. An old landfill is the proposed location of a new firing range for the County Police where some residents expressed concerns about noise. [1]

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Firing range

The Albemarle County Police Department is seeking to build a 1.5 million outdoor firing range with two 50-yard range and one 110-yard range. They want to build it outside to get past Occupational Safety & Hazard Administration regulations and to ensure officers can stay on a consistent training schedule. Neighbors and the Piedmont Environmental Council are opposed because the land is in the county's rural area. [2]

Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 37°51′55″N 78°33′19″W / 37.865142°N 78.55529°W / 37.865142; -78.55529


  1. Web. Planning Commission Considers Firing Range for Police Training, Carter Johnson, Charlottesville Newsplex, April 3, 2012, retrieved April 20, 2012.
  2. Web. City, county reiterate support of Keene shooting range, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, November 10, 2012, retrieved November 29, 2012.

External links

Keene on wikipedia