Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
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. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
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); The Orion Anderson Story (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,760 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.