PERRYVILLE - The Perryville City Council voted 4-1 Thursday night against a zone change approved by Boyle County Planning and Zoning that would have allowed a subdivision on land bordering Perryville Battlefield.
Landowner Pete Coyle was seeking a zone change that would have allowed for a housing project. Although the zone change was approved by planning and zoning, the city council spoke in favor of preserving the historical significance of the land bordering the battlefield.
In releasing its annual Most Endangered Battlefields report for 2008, The Civil War Preservation Trust named Perryville as one of 10 endangered sites.
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.