“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ashburn, Virginia

Clickable Map of Loudoun County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Loudoun County, VA (345) Clarke County, VA (75) Fairfax County, VA (709) Fauquier County, VA (119) Prince William County, VA (659) Frederick County, MD (553) Montgomery County, MD (745) Washington County, MD (874) Jefferson County, WV (349)  LoudounCounty(345) Loudoun County (345)  ClarkeCounty(75) Clarke County (75)  FairfaxCounty(709) Fairfax County (709)  FauquierCounty(119) Fauquier County (119)  PrinceWilliamCounty(659) Prince William County (659)  FrederickCountyMaryland(553) Frederick County (553)  MontgomeryCounty(745) Montgomery County (745)  WashingtonCounty(874) Washington County (874)  JeffersonCountyWest Virginia(349) Jefferson County (349)
Leesburg is the county seat for Loudoun County
Ashburn is in Loudoun County
      Loudoun County (345)  
      Clarke County (75)  
      Fairfax County (709)  
      Fauquier County (119)  
      Prince William County (659)  
      Frederick County, Maryland (553)  
      Montgomery County, Maryland (745)  
      Washington County, Maryland (874)  
      Jefferson County, West Virginia (349)  
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1 Virginia, Loudoun County, Ashburn — T-28 — Ashburn School
On this site stands Ashburn Colored School, a one-room public Schoolhouse built ca. 1892 for African American students. Virginia’s public school system, established in 1870, was racially segregated from its inception. Schools for black children . . . Map (db m104314) HM
2 Virginia, Loudoun County, Ashburn — Ashburn StationThe Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park — Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority —
At least two different railroad stations stood where you are now standing. When the Alexandra, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad (later the W&OD) arrived in 1860, the aptly named crossroads of Farmwell became one of the many rail stops that served . . . Map (db m20282) HM
3 Virginia, Loudoun County, Ashburn — T-30 — Belmont
Belmont was patented early in the eighteenth century by Thomas Lee, of Stratford. About 1800, Ludwell Lee, an officer in the Revolutionary Army, built the house and he lived here until his death in 1836. Here he entertained Lafayette in 1825. In . . . Map (db m980) HM
4 Virginia, Loudoun County, Ashburn — T-59 — Belmont Chapel
Margaret Mercer (1791-1846), educator and reformer, purchased Belmont plantation in 1836. Here she ran a prominent academy for young women, waiving tuition for those unable to afford it. Best known for advocating the liberation of enslaved African . . . Map (db m143131) HM
5 Virginia, Loudoun County, Ashburn — Belmont Ridge
The Belmont Ridge area has a very rich natural and cultural history — both of which have always been linked. The two most prominent natural features are Goose Creek, the largest waterway in Loudoun County and the Luck Stone Quarry, which is . . . Map (db m214391) HM
6 Virginia, Loudoun County, Ashburn — Norman's Station
The shelter or "waiting shed" in the photograph below stood across the road from where you are now located. Crossing the track was Norman's Station Road (now called Smith's Switch Road). These three-sided shelters were typical of many small . . . Map (db m20277) HM
7 Virginia, Loudoun County, Ashburn — The Barnat One Loudoun — Dedicated May 15, 2014 —
Originally built in 1875 on the property of African-American landowner Charles Harris, The Barn at One Loudoun serves as a modern tribute to the rich history of Loudoun County. Less than a decade after the Civil War, Mr. Harris began acquiring . . . Map (db m177948) HM
8 Virginia, Loudoun County, Ashburn — This is W&OD Trail: Smith Switch!
The 100-ft wide W&OD has been called "the skinniest park" in Virginia. But it is also one of the longest parks, 45 miles of paved trail for walking, running, cycling and skating and more. Built on the roadbed of the former Washington & Old . . . Map (db m214395) HM
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9 Virginia, Loudoun County, Ashburn — Tracks Into History
Time Line
March 20, 1847 - Incorporated as the Alexandria & Harper’s Ferry Railroad. March 15, 1853 - The corporate name changes to the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad Company. February 25, 1855 - . . . Map (db m214394) HM
10 Virginia, Loudoun County, Ashburn — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to Ashby Ponds veterans who served and defended our freedom "Lest We ForgetMap (db m195217) WM
11 Virginia, Loudoun County, Ashburn — Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park
The 100-foot-wide Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (W&OD Trail) features a 45-mile asphalt trail for walking, running, skating, bicycling and other activities and a 33-mile, parallel, gravel bridle path for horseback riding and . . . Map (db m214393) HM
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Feb. 29, 2024