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Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Dairy Barn
 
Dairy Barn Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, January 26, 2008
1. Dairy Barn Marker
 
Inscription. This dairy barn hails from the legendary Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Built in 1900 in the town of Edinburg, it now sits at Market Station. The barn symbolizes the dairy farming that blossomed in the region, providing both county and town with milk and butter.

This "bank barn" was originally nestled on the side of a hill or "bank." The farmer drove his wagon onto the upper level of the barn from the top of the bank and deposited hay for storage. The dairy herd stayed sheltered below in an area level with the trail leading to the pasture. The farmer could easily drop hay down to his stock from the upper floor of the barn.

The barn now serves as a testimony to the dairy farmers of Virginia who kept the milk trains running daily through Leesburg.
 
Location. 39° 6.755′ N, 77° 33.799′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Street and Harrison Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg VA 20175, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Norman-Harding Barn (a few steps from this marker); Log House (within shouting distance of this marker); Osterburg Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); McKimmey's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Stationmaster's House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tolbert Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leesburg Freight Station (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Leesburg.
 
Dairy Barn Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, January 26, 2008
2. Dairy Barn Marker
 
 
The Dairy Barn Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, January 26, 2008
3. The Dairy Barn
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,183 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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