Perryville Battlefield is one of the most endangered battlefields in the nation, a national Civil War preservation group says.
The Civil War Preservation Trust recently released its annual Most Endangered Battlefields report for 2008, and the 10 sites on the list include Perryville.
The battlefield was listed because a "developer is asking for the last agriculturally zoned land within Perryville city limits to be rezoned for highway commercial and high-density residential uses. Persistent cell tower proposals also threaten to mar the battlefield's viewshed," the report said.
The report commended Boyle County's 2007 Comprehensive Plan, which "stresses the importance of historic preservation at the battlefield and elsewhere, but also recognizes that agricultural land is being lost to residential development along the U.S. 150 corridor."