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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

236-0040 Hillsboro Historic District

Hillsboro Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

See link(s) below to view additional documentation.

VLR Listing Date 09/19/1978

NRHP Listing Date 05/07/1979

NPS property number 79003049; 09000921

Extending along State Route 9, Hillsboro is a well-preserved example of a typical 19th century linear community of Northern Virginia. The village grew along a minor trade artery connecting Leesburg with Charles Town (now West Virginia) during the early 19th century. Its residents provided economic and social services to farmers of the vicinity, and the town retains its rural setting, being surrounded by the scenically beautiful countryside for which western Loudoun County is noted. The architectural fabric consists mainly of two story, gable roof stone residences, illustrating the influence of Pennsylvania vernacular building types on Northern Virginia. Victorian porch and bay window additions indicate that residents remained current with architectural fashions.

In 2009, the district boundary was increased to incorporate buildings and structures that more fully represent the history and development of the village.
[VLR Listed: 9/17/2009; NRHP Listed: 3/23/2010]

2009 Boundary Increase & Additional Documentation Nomination


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated December 17, 2018