Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park
The dimensions of the buildings here are far larger than typical buildings of the antebellum period in Loudoun County. It was Paxton's wealth from his success in the iron working business that allowed him to construct such large buildings.
Erected 2008 by Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.
Location. 39° 6.781′ N, 77° 30.602′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Edwards Ferry Road Click for map. Located at the parking lot for the Red Rock Wilderness Overview Regional Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 43098 Edwards Ferry Road, 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. Well House (a few steps from this marker); Carriage House (within shouting distance of this marker); Two-Chambered Granary (within shouting distance of this marker); Ice House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ballís Bluff Masked Battery (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Ballís Bluff Masked Battery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Edwards Ferry (approx. 1.3 miles away); 18th Mississippi Infantry (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Leesburg.
More about this marker. The right side of the marker displays a map of the ruins, indicating the location of the barn (now parking lot), well house, granary, carriage house, equipment shed, farmhouse, smoke house, and ice house, illustrated by Karen Milnes.
Regarding Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park. The marker serves as a trailhead for a 1.4 mile loop trail through the bluffs on the Virginia side of the Potomac River.
Related marker Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers in the Red Rock Overlook Park
Also see . . . Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park. Regional Park Authority site. Includes a trail map.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,726 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.