WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. -

A local county won't give its support to give The Crooked Road federal designation.

At a meeting Tuesday night, Washington County, Virginia officials voted 5-to-2 to pass a resolution of non-support for giving The Crooked Road a National Heritage Association designation.  

Chair of the board of supervisors Dulcie Mumpower told us it’s a move to protect the rights of citizens. "I had people contact me that were concerned that they would take over zoning issues and land use rights of citizens and that was the major concern," said Mumpower.

Officials in Russell, Smyth and Wythe counties also oppose the designation.