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255-5001 Lovettsville Historic District

Lovettsville Historic District
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VLR Listing Date 06/21/2012

NRHP Listing Date 08/10/2012

NRHP Reference Number 12000518

The Lovettsville Historic District in Loudoun County includes the town’s core and several settlement-era cemeteries and a church on its perimeter. Settled by German immigrants in the late 1700s, the Lovettsville community was home to farmers, merchants, and craftsmen whose slave-holding was limited. It was one of only a handful of Virginia communities that strongly opposed secession and supported the Union at the onset of the Civil War. With its location on a main route between Leesburg and a strategic Potomac River crossing just two-and-one-half miles distant, Lovettsville found itself in the path of Union and Confederate forces often during the war. Today’s historic district features varied architectural and cultural resources such as an 18th-century burial ground with German stones, more than a dozen pre-Civil War residences and buildings, and a large number of late-19th- and 20th-century commercial structures and dwellings, as well as a landmark African American church and burial ground.

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

Updated: April 19, 2021