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

Loudoun County / Maryland

 
 
Loudoun County Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Dean Meyer, October 22, 2006
1. Loudoun County Side of Marker
Viewed when entering Virginia from Maryland.
Inscription.  
Loudon County. Area 519 Square Miles. Formed in 1757 from Fairfax, and named for Lord Loudoun, titular governor of Virginia and head of the British forces in America, 1756-1758. Oak Hill, President James Monroe's home, is in this county.

Maryland. Maryland was one of the original thirteen states. At first a part of Virginia, it became a separate colony under a charter granted Lord Baltimore and was settled in 1634.
 
Erected 1986 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number Z-206.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1757.
 
Location. 39° 16.24′ N, 77° 32.902′ W. Marker is near Lovettsville, Virginia, in Loudoun
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County. Marker is on James Monroe Highway (U.S. 15) 0.1 miles south of Lovettsville Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12449 James Monroe Hwy, Lovettsville VA 20180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Clash On Loudoun Soil (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle at Point of Rocks (approx. 0.3 miles away in Maryland); Point of Rocks (approx. half a mile away in Maryland); a different marker also named Point of Rocks (approx. half a mile away in Maryland); a different marker also named Point of Rocks (approx. half a mile away in Maryland).
 
Also see . . .
1. Colonial Maryland (History of the USA). (Submitted on April 9, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
2. Colonial Virginia (History of the USA). (Submitted on April 9, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
 
Maryland image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Dean Meyer, October 22, 2006
2. Maryland
Viewed when leaving Virginia heading into Maryland.
Lord Loudon image. Click for full size.
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3. Lord Loudon
Fairfax county was divided in 1757. The western part was named for John Campbell, Lord Loudoun, who at that time was the commander of British forces in North America and Governor of Virginia. From Lossing, 1913, History of the United States.
Cecil, Lord Baltmore image. Click for full size.
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4. Cecil, Lord Baltmore
When the first Lord Baltimore, George Calvert, died before he could take up the proprietary colony that would become Maryland, Cecil Calvert, the second Lord Baltimore, became the first proprietor. From Lossing, 1913. History of the United States.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 1,975 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   3. submitted on July 23, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on July 29, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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