Near Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Creation of Temple Hall Farm Regional Park
The Symingtons succeed in restoring the mansion house, making extensive renovations and modernizing the home by adding indoor plumbing and electricity. They planted a variety of crops, eventually specializing in popcorn and becomeing for a time one of the largest suppliers in the eastern United States. When the popcorn market collapsed after World War II, however, they turned increasingly to raising livestock, including cattle and hogs, as well as wheat, corn and hay for animal feed. Mrs. Symington took over the management of the day-to-day farm operations after her husband became ill in the 1970s, and continued to run it after his death. Concerned about th e rapid development that was beginning to spread into Loudoun County. Mrs. Symington donated the 286-acre farm to the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NVRPA) in 1985. Since that time, the NVRPA has operated Temple Hall as a working farm and interpretive center, educating visitors about farm life while preserving the farm as a rural, agricultural landscape.
Erected by Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.
Location. Click for map. Located in the Temple Hall Farm Regional Park. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg VA 20176, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Temple Hall Farm Regional Park's Role in Preserving (here, next to this marker); Temple Hall (here, next to this marker); 1862 Antietam Campaign (approx. 1.7 miles away in Maryland); White’s Ferry (approx. 1.7 miles away in Maryland); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 1.7 miles away in Maryland); a different marker also named White’s Ferry (approx. 1.8 miles away in Maryland); Chesapeake & Ohio Canal (approx. 1.8 miles away in Maryland); Potomac Crossings (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Leesburg.
Also see . . . Temple Hall Farm Park. Official web site detailing the farm park. The farm includes many family oriented exhibits and activities. (Submitted on October 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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