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Taylorstown in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Taylorstown

 
 
Taylorstown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2007
1. Taylorstown Marker
Inscription. Taylorstown, one of Loudoun County’s earliest settlements, stands near the Catoctin Creek, a Virginia Scenic River, at the junction of Loyalty and Taylorstown Roads. Among the oldest structures in the village are Hunting Hill (ca. 1737), Foxton Cottage (mid-18th century), and Taylor’s Mill (ca. 1800). Two frame Victorian houses and a mid-1930s general store also remain. Located nearby are other log and fieldstone buildings erected by residents of German descent and by Quakers loyal to the Union during the Civil War, thus giving the name Loyalty to this region. The 61-acre Taylorstown Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number G-4.)
 
Location. 39° 15.297′ N, 77° 34.63′ W. Marker is in Taylorstown, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Taylorstown Road (Virginia Route 668) and Downey Mill Road (Virginia Route 663), on the left when traveling west on Taylorstown Road. Touch for map. In a pull off on the east side of the bridge over Catoctin Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Lovettsville VA 20180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
The Intersection of Taylorstown Road and Downey Mill Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2007
2. The Intersection of Taylorstown Road and Downey Mill Road
as the crow flies. Loudoun County / Maryland (approx. 1.9 miles away); First Clash On Loudoun Soil (approx. 1.9 miles away); Battle at Point of Rocks (approx. 2.2 miles away in Maryland); Point of Rocks (approx. 2.4 miles away in Maryland); A Canal Home (approx. 2.4 miles away in Maryland); Lockhouse 28 (approx. 2.4 miles away in Maryland); a different marker also named Point of Rocks (approx. 2.7 miles away in Maryland); a different marker also named Point of Rocks (approx. 2.7 miles away in Maryland).
 
Also see . . .
1. Taylorstown General Store. (Submitted on July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Taylorstown Documentation for National Historic Site. (PDF Download) (Submitted on July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Other Structures of Note
Hunting Hill, built in 1737 stands to the north of the intersection of Taylorstown and Loyalty Roads. Foxton, built in the late 18th Century stands to the north of the marker, on the opposite bank of the Catoctin. It is a one story field stone house. Both are privately owned.
    — Submitted July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Taylorstown General Store image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2007
3. Taylorstown General Store
The Mann House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2007
4. The Mann House
One of the Victorian-style buildings mentioned on the marker. Built around 1900, it is similar to the Rollins Home standing on the other side of Loyalty Road.
Old Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2007
5. Old Bridge
Catoctin Creek at Taylorsville was spanned by an iron truss bridge until the 1960s. The abutments and pilings still stand. Behind this brick piling is Taylor's Mill, hidden by trees.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,870 times since then and 168 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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