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Loudoun County

Virginia, USA

 

Introduction

Gen Tool-Kit

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Website Resources

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Introduction

     Loudoun County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area.  Its county seat is Leesburg. As of 2007, the town had been county seat for 249 of the last 250 years. Loudoun County was established in 1757 from Fairfax County. The county is named for John Campbell, Fourth Earl of Loudoun and Governor of Virginia from 1756–59. Western settlement began in the 1720s and 1730s with Quakers, Scots-Irish, Germans and others moving south from Pennsylvania and Maryland and by English and African slaves moving upriver from Tidewater.

     Counties that lie adjacent to Loudoun are: Fairfax County (east); Prince William County (southeast); Fauquier County (south); Jefferson County, West Virginia (west);  Clarke County (west); Washington County, Maryland (northwest, across the Potomac River); Frederick County, Maryland (north, across the Potomac River); and Montgomery County, Maryland (east, across the Potomac River).

 

 

Gen Tool-Kit

gen tool-kit

     Our “Gen-Tool Kit” has been primarily designed for those researchers who may be traveling to this location to perform on-site studies of their family history, or to just visit some of the interesting historical sites located in the area.  It can be very satisfying to mix research with sightseeing at historical and scenic spots.  Such activity not only gives you an understanding of the land but a needed break from intense research sessions.  When visiting an ancestral county for genealogical research we’ve found that the three most important places to visit are the county courthouse; the county library; and the county historical and/or genealogical societies.  It is also good to plan ahead by contacting any site you intend visiting in order to ascertain where it is and when it will be open.  This is especially true with regard to historical and genealogical societies.  We hope that the following information will provide you with a better idea of what resources are available, within this county, to the family historian.

 

Cemeteries

Maps and Gazetteers

County History

Libraries, Museums

& Archives

 County Records

Societies

 (History & Genealogical)

 

Cemeteries

Cemeteries

Balls Bluff National Cemetery, VA 
Balls Bluff National Cemetery, VA 
Cemeteries of Loudoun County   
Loudon County, VA Cemeteries 
Loudoun Cemetery Search 
Loudoun County 

Loudoun County Cemeteries     
Loudoun County Cemeteries   
Loudoun County Cemetery List     
Loudoun County Cemetery Registration
Mt. Zion Cemetery History 
The Political Graveyard     

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps and Gazetteers 

Loudon County Post Offices    
Loudoun County 1895 U.S. Atlas)
Loudoun County Gazetteer     
Loudoun County Post Offices 

Loudoun County Topo Maps and Aerial Photos   

Quad List of Lovettsville, Virginia  
Quad List of Round Hill, Virginia     
Tiger Map Server Browser 

County History

History

Your LINK to the Historical Places and Districts in LOUDOUN County

History & Comprehensive Description of Loudoun Co.
History of Loudoun County, Virginia 
Legends of Loudoun 

Loudoun County     

Loudoun County     
Loudoun County Bibliography     
Loudoun County Historical Markers     
Loudoun County Historical Markers     

Libraries, Museums & Archives

Libraries, Museums & Archives

Family History Library Holdings     
The George C. Marshall International Center 
A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm 
Loudoun County Libraries     
Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum 

Loudoun Museum 
Morven Park 
Oatlands Historic House and Gardens 
PERiodical Source Index Search 
Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg 
USGenWeb Archives     

County Records

Records

Loudoun County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1757, Land Records from 1757, Probate Records from 1757 and Court Records from 1757 and is located at the County Courthouse on P. O. Box 550, 18 E. Market St., Leesburg, VA 20178; 703/777-0270

Loudoun County Bibles      (Source: USGenWeb Virginia Archives)

Loudoun County Church Records      (Source: USGenWeb Virginia Archives)

Loudoun County Court Records      (Source: USGenWeb Virginia Archives)

Societies

Societies (Historical & Genealogical)

·        The Mosby Heritage Area Association 

·        Mount Zion Church Preservation Associaton 

·        The Waterford Foundation 

·        Virginia Genealogical Society,

·        Virginia Historical Society

·        Loudoun County Historical Society

surnames

Researching
by Surname

The following are names of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding Link.

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

Ross

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

Additional information regarding these and other surnames may also be found at:

Surname Locator Resources

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Where in the World do These
 Surnames Come From?

Click on the LINK to the right to see more information about the World distribution of any surname.  You can get greater

detail for any of the maps by clicking on the area, i.e state, county that you are interested in.

Ancestral 
Gen-Sites

ancestral gen-sites

Map of the County

Family History Notes

Gen-Site Profiles

Map of the county

Map of the County

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Family history notes

Family History Notes

John Ross probably came to Loudoun County from his native state of Pennsylvania with his wife Mary (Armstrong) Ross and their two known sons Joshua and Armstrong.   This movement is likely to have occurred around 1798.  John passed away in Loudoun County circa 1803.  During the time that the Ross family lived at this location at least four children were born to Joshua and Jane Ross, they are Jane (c.1814), Joshua, Jr. (1807), and Rebecca (c. 1810).       The Ross family remained in Loudoun County until at least 1815.  Joshua along with his brother Armstrong Ross then removed west to Ohio where they are found as early as 1820. 

Gen-site profiles

Gen-Site Profiles

Leesburg

Leesburg

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: Virginia;   County: Loudoun;  Place: Leesburg;

Coordinates/Map: 39° 6′ 33″ N, 77° 33′ 28″ W

View of downtown

Leesburg, Virginia

 

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DESCRIPTION:   Leesburg is a historic town in, and county seat of, Loudoun County, Virginia.  Leesburg is located 33 miles (53 km) west-northwest of Washington, D.C. along the base of the Catoctin Mountain and adjacent to the Potomac River.  European settlement of near Leesburg began in the late 1730s as tidewater planters moved into the area from the south and east establishing large farms and plantations. The genesis of Leesburg occurred sometime before 1755 when Nicholas Minor acquired land around the intersection of the Old Carolina Road and the Potomac Ridge Road (present day Route 7) and established a tavern there.

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE:  see history notes above

INTERNET WEB LINK(s):  Official website of the Town of Leesburg, Virginia

 

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: Virginia;   County: Loudoun;   Place:; Coordinates/Map:

 

 

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DESCRIPTION: 

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE:  

INTERNET WEB LINK(s):

populated places

Researching
by Location

Gazetteer of Places

 in This County

Changes of County Boundaries

Link to State-Wide Resources

Where in the World

are My Ancestors?

gazetteer

Gazetteer of Places

The list below will assist in your research regarding the matching of your ancestor’s birth, marriage, death dates and the place(s) within this locality at which these events may have occurred.

Profiles for 130 cities, towns and other populated places in Loudoun County Virginia

Map of Loudoun County Virginia

Loudoun County Physical, Cultural & Historic Features

 

Loudoun County ZIP Codes | Area Codes

Loudoun County Land - Property, Farms & Ranches

 

Loudoun County, Virginia, United States

Details | Resources | Cities | Cemeteries |

Links To Populated Places Within This County

Incorporated towns

Unincorporated communities

Find Physical Features* Within This County

* includes but not limited to Cemeteries, Churches, Locales, Schools,

Military Installations;  Populated Places, Post Offices, Streams, and Trails

County boundary changes

Historical Changes in the Boundaries of this County

     Conducting genealogical research in the United States requires an understanding of county boundaries.  As the population grew more counties were created to meet the public’s need for localized governments.  This phenomena was common in all states during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.  As such you must be sure that you are not looking for records in the wrong county or state. 

     The web site for the Atlas of Historical County Boundary Project provides interactive maps for all states. The Atlas of Historical County Boundaries is meant to be a resource for people seeking records of past events, and people trying to analyze, interpret and display county-based historical data like Land Records, Probate Records, Court Records, Tax Records, and Vital Records that document birth, death, and marriage.   Listed below are the boundary changes for this county, the dates they occurred, as well as the government statute that decreed the change.  To see actual changes in a mapping format follow this link to the Atlas of Historical County Boundary Project .

01 Jul 1757 - LOUDOUN created from FAIRFAX. (Hening, 7:148-149)

03 Jan 1798 - LOUDOUN lost to FAIRFAX. (Shepherd, 2:107-108)

13 Mar 1998 - Boundary between LOUDOUN and JEFFERSON (W.Va.) clarified [no discernible change].

                         (Va. Acts 1993, ch. 141/p. 146; Va. Acts 1998, ch. 123/pp. 213-214; W. Va. Acts 1998, ch. 74/pp. 338-339)

Links to More About This U.S. State

State-Wide Resources

For more information about the U.S. State in which this county is located  click  on  these  LINKS:

 

Where in the world

Where in the World
are My Ancestors?

Resources which enhance our knowledge of the places inhabited by our ancestors are almost as important as their names. The LINK

MAPS

GAZETTEERS

to the right will take you to Maps, Gazetteers,   and other helpful  resources  that will assist you in discovering Ancestral Locations. 

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General Resources

Locality Specific Resources

Digital Record Collections

Our Genealogy Reference Library

General Resources

General Resources

·         Website & Webpages We Like

·         Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

·         Free Genealogy Search Help For Google

·         Linkpendium > Genealogy > USA

·         The USGenWeb Project

·         GenealogyLinks.net

·         United States Research Wiki – Family Search

·         Histopolis.com – Collaborative Genealogy and History

·         USGenWeb Archives

·         Birth & Marriage Records Indexes for USA

·         Record Search - Family Search.org

·     Our Genealogy Reference Library (USA Locations)

·     Genealogy Forum: U.S. States

·     Family Search, IGI Batches, Localities

·     Genealogy.com: Resources by county

·     Rootsweb.com – U.S. Message Boards

·     Cyndi's List - General U.S. Sites

·     Access Genealogy

·     DistantCousin.com - archive of genealogy records

·     Searchable Death Indexes & Records

·     Census Finder –Free Census and other Records

·     Data Base Collections at Ancestry.com$

 

Locality Specific Resources

Locality Specific Resources

·         Loudoun County Genealogy Links

·         Loudoun County (Family History 101.com)

·         Loudoun County USGenWeb

·         Loudoun County, at Family Search

·         USGenWeb Archives – Loudoun County

·     Loudoun County, Genealogy Forum

·     Loudoun County, at Rootsweb

·     Cyndi's List - U.S. – Virginia - Localities

·     Linkpendium > Genealogy> Loudoun County

·     Profile for Loudoun County, Virginia, VA

Digital Record Collections

Digital Record Collections

·Loudoun County Collections - Ancestry.com$

·Loudoun County Census & Other Records

·Birth & Marriage Records Indexes - Virginia

·Death Indexes & Records – Virginia

Genealogy Reference Library

Our Genealogy 
Reference Library

The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books.   Here you may find books about the history and records of this county and other places such as towns and churches.  The collection also contains research works about military units and personnel during America’s wars, in addition too resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who may have settled in this locality.

 

Research Library – Table of Contents

Gallery

Image Gallery

During our research we have collected images and photographs that are of general interest to a variety of localities.  Some of them are presented on this website because we believe they tend to provide the reader with additional information which may aid in the understanding of our ancestors past lives.

 

Native-American mound in Loudoun County, Virginia

 

If you have any photographs or other images relating to this 
 county, we would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

 

Use the following LINK to ascertain whether we have any images that pertain to this location.

ANCESTRAL LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHS and IMAGES

 

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Contact Information 

Contact information

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