“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Purcellville, 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 (338) Clarke County, VA (74) Fairfax County, VA (704) Fauquier County, VA (117) Prince William County, VA (657) Frederick County, MD (552) Montgomery County, MD (723) Washington County, MD (866) Jefferson County, WV (348)  LoudounCounty(338) Loudoun County (338)  ClarkeCounty(74) Clarke County (74)  FairfaxCounty(704) Fairfax County (704)  FauquierCounty(117) Fauquier County (117)  PrinceWilliamCounty(657) Prince William County (657)  FrederickCountyMaryland(552) Frederick County (552)  MontgomeryCounty(723) Montgomery County (723)  WashingtonCounty(866) Washington County (866)  JeffersonCountyWest Virginia(348) Jefferson County (348)
Leesburg is the county seat for Loudoun County
Purcellville is in Loudoun County
      Loudoun County (338)  
      Clarke County (74)  
      Fairfax County (704)  
      Fauquier County (117)  
      Prince William County (657)  
      Frederick County, Maryland (552)  
      Montgomery County, Maryland (723)  
      Washington County, Maryland (866)  
      Jefferson County, West Virginia (348)  
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1 Virginia, Loudoun County, Purcellville — A Little History
The mill, now the home of Magnolias at the Mill, was built in 1905. Most recently it had served in the production of pasture seed for the Contee Adam Seed Company, operated by three generations of the Adams. The mural above depicts Lynn Adams and . . . Map (db m132454) HM
2 Virginia, Loudoun County, Purcellville — Adelaide Purcell
Given in loving memory Adelaide Purcell 1891 - 1983 Charter Member, Regent Ketoctin Chapter, NSDARMap (db m214365) HM
3 Virginia, Loudoun County, Purcellville — Ambush at Purcellville“…we found in the road many broken down and burned wagons…”
Crossing this school site, the Loudoun and Berlin Turnpike once intersected the Leesburg & Snicker’s Gap Turnpike at a junction just ahead known as Heaton’s Crossroads. On Saturday, July 16, 1864, Gen. Jubal A. Early’s Confederate army passed . . . Map (db m1072) HM
4 Virginia, Loudoun County, Purcellville — Attacked at Purcellville"We found in the road many broken down and burned wagons" — Early's 1864 Attack on Washington —
In June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee sent Gen. Jubal A. Early's corps from the Richmond battlefields to the Shenandoah Valley to counter Union Gen. David Hunter's army. After driving Hunter into West Virginia, Early invaded . . . Map (db m159199) HM
5 Virginia, Loudoun County, Purcellville — Beyond Purcellville
The trail ends here but the story does not. The founders of the Alexandria, Loudoun, & Hampshire (later the W&OD) sought to rival the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad for the coal of West Virginia and the trade of the Ohio Valley. By 1900 the railroad . . . Map (db m24307) HM
6 Virginia, Loudoun County, Purcellville — Electric Trains on the W&OD
Electrification arrived in 1912, after the Great Falls & Old Dominion Railroad and the Southern Railway’s Bluemont Branch were consolidated into the Washington & Old Dominion Railway. The new owners brought modern interurban trolley cars. Wire . . . Map (db m19330) HM
7 Virginia, Loudoun County, Purcellville — Ketoctin Church Short Hill
Constituted on October 8, 1751 Present Church Built 1854 Placed By Ketoctin Chapter Daughter Of The American RevolutionMap (db m14620) HM
8 Virginia, Loudoun County, Purcellville — Killed in Action Memorial
This Area is Dedicated To The Memory Of Our Fallen Brothers & SistersMap (db m132455) WM
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9 Virginia, Loudoun County, Purcellville — T-53 — Loudoun Branch, Manassas Gap Railroad
The Virginia General Assembly approved plans for the Loudoun Branch (parts of which survive here) of the Manassas Gap Railroad on 8 March 1853, and construction soon began. The route extended 27 miles from just southwest of Chantilly on the main . . . Map (db m7278) HM
10 Virginia, Loudoun County, Purcellville — T-47 — Loudoun County Emancipation Association Grounds
The association was organized by African Americans in nearby Hamilton in 1890 to commemorate the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln on 22 Sept. 1862 and “to cultivate good fellowship, to work for the . . . Map (db m1793) HM
11 Virginia, Loudoun County, Purcellville — Mahlon Taylor Springhousecirca 1795 — Historic Structure, Purcellville Preservation Association —
In memory of early settlers of the Loudoun Valley This springhouse is reconstructed with stones of the original structure and written into history by John Jay Janney, who was raised here. He was the grandson of Mahlon Taylor, and the . . . Map (db m159200) HM
12 Virginia, Loudoun County, Purcellville — T-5 — Mother of the Wright Brothers
Six miles north, at Hillsboro, was born in 1831 Susan Koerner, mother of Wilbur and Orville Wright, inventors of the airplane.Map (db m1776) HM
13 Virginia, Loudoun County, Purcellville — Purcellville Station
The tracks are long gone, but Purcellville's train station still occupies the ground it has stood on since 1904. It replaced a depot built at about the same time that the railroad arrived in 1874 and accommodated passengers, mail, and freight. The . . . Map (db m24360) HM
14 Virginia, Loudoun County, Purcellville — Revolutionary War Patriots
Lt. John Chew 1749-1838 • Pvt. James Copeland 1759-1838 • Ens. John Copeland 1752-1807 • Surg. James Heaton 1759-1824 • Cpt. Thomas Humphrey 1742-1822 • Pvt. Abel Marks 1754-1785 • Cpt. Isaiah Marks 1754-1785 • Ens. John Marks . . . Map (db m214367) WM
15 Virginia, Loudoun County, Purcellville — The Case Building
This building was erected in 1921 as the J. Lodge Motor Company, becoming one of the earliest Buick dealerships in the region. Joseph Lodge and Raymond Case operated the business together until Raymond's passing in 1944. In 1953, Joseph Lodge . . . Map (db m132456) HM
16 Virginia, Loudoun County, Purcellville — Tracks into HistoryThe Washington & Old Dominion Railroad
The railroad that became the Washington & Old Dominion was born in Alexandria in response to the competition in shipping posed by the port in Baltimore, which was served by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The B&O was diverting farm produce from the . . . Map (db m19331) HM
17 Virginia, Loudoun County, Purcellville — War of 1812 VeteransKetoctin Cemetery
Pvt. John Chamblin 1794-1840 • Cpl. James Cochran 1774-1851 • Cpl. Andrew Copeland 1791-1855 • Pvt. Jesse D. Dowell 1798-1867 • Pvt. Andrew Graham 1773-1862 • Pvt. James Hill 1774-1860 • Pvt. Marcus Humphrey 1784-1839 • Cpt. Thomas . . . Map (db m214366) WM
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18 Virginia, Loudoun County, Purcellville — Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park
The 100-foot-wide Washington & 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 m214369) HM
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May. 29, 2023