Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Elizabeth Mills Riverfront Park
Experience Your Park
This riverfront park is part of a linear park system in Loudoun County linked by the Potomac Heritage Trail. Follow the signs that lead through the golf course to the Trail and river's edge. Elizabeth Mills is a 125-acre park along the Potomac River and Goose Creek. Kephart Bridge Landing canoe launch (off Riverpointe Drive) offers river access via the creek.
Hike west along the river and south along Goose Creek to Kephart Bridge Landing. There you'll find the Elizabeth Mills ruins, where the historic Carolina Road bridge the creek, and evidence of the Goose
The effort to make Goose Creek and Little River navigable by locks and dams may now be admitted to have been a failure...
H.E. Powell, president Goose Creek and Little River Navigation Company, 1857
The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail network is a portal into the region's history, culture, and ecology. Here a network of hiking and water trails affords you an intimate connection with the river and the distinctive Piedmont landscape. The trails beckon exploration and offer adventure.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1807.
Location. 39° 5.238′ N, 77° 28.463′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on Heron Way near Squirrel Ridge, on the right when traveling east. Located at the parking area for the Elizabeth Mills Riverfront Park access trail. Closed from dusk to dawn. No parking is allowed after hours. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44105 Heron Way, Leesburg VA 20176, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edwards Ferry (approx. 1.1 miles away in Maryland); At the Junction of War and Peace: (approx. 1.1 miles away in Maryland); Belmont (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Edward’s Ferry (approx. 1.2 miles away in Maryland); a different marker also named Edwards Ferry (approx. 1.3 miles away); Belmont Chapel (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ice House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Carriage House (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
More about this marker. Part of the inscription in this entry is from photo #2.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2011. This page has been viewed 20,889 times since then and 1,161 times this year. Last updated on June 28, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 12, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.