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

Loudoun County Courthouse

 
 
Loudoun County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Dean Meyer, August 5, 2006
1. Loudoun County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  The Loudoun County Courthouse, first occupied in 1895, is the third on this site, which was designated for that use on the 1759 plat of Leesburg. On 12 Aug. 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read from the doorway of the first courthouse. The second was built of brick in the Federal style about 1811. The Marquis de Lafayette, on his grand tour of the United States, was entertained here on 9 Aug. 1825. President John Quincy Adams and former president James Monroe, who then lived near Leesburg, escorted him. In 1894, the Norris brothers, of Leesburg, built this courthouse designed by William C. West, of Richmond, in the Classical style.
 
Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F-28.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & Politics. In addition,
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it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe, the Former U.S. Presidents: #06 John Quincy Adams, the Lafayette’s Farewell Tour, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
 
Location. 39° 6.93′ N, 77° 33.858′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of East Market Street (Business Virginia Route 7) and North King Street (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling west on East Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg VA 20176, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of the Heroic Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Glorious Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of The Loudoun Citizens… (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); Stanley Caulkins (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
Loudoun County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 26, 2017
2. Loudoun County Courthouse Marker

 
Also see . . .  Loudoun County Virginia History. (Submitted on March 1, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
 
Loudoun County Court House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Dean Meyer, August 5, 2006
3. Loudoun County Court House
Loudoun County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2017
4. Loudoun County Courthouse
Loudoun County Courthouse Cupola image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2017
5. Loudoun County Courthouse Cupola
Loudoun County Confederate Memorial in front of the Court House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Dean Meyer, August 5, 2006
6. Loudoun County Confederate Memorial in front of the Court House
In memory of the Confederate Soldiers of Loudoun County, VA. Erected May 28, 1908.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 3,705 times since then and 398 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 1, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   2. submitted on November 27, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on March 1, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   4, 5. submitted on November 27, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on March 1, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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