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History of the Archives
Loudoun County is one of only a few counties in the Commonwealth that has records dating from the beginning of the county, which was formed in 1757 from Fairfax County.

The records were originally kept in a vault at Rokeby, the home of the first Clerk of Court Charles Binns, located near Leesburg. In 1800, an office for the Clerk was ordered to be built on the Courthouse lot in order to have the records closer to the court. The records were brought to Leesburg and Mr. Binns resigned after being Clerk for 43 years. During the Civil War, George K. Fox who was the Clerk of Court, was ordered to take the records somewhere for safe keeping and the legend is he took them to Campbell County, Virginia, and hid them. After the war all the records were returned safely to Leesburg and have been housed in various locations adjacent to the Courthouse ever since.

A brochure about the Archives section is available here: Archives Brochure 

How do I get to the Archives?
The Archives is located in the basement of the Law Library.  To access the Archives pass through the gate in the iron fence on King Street directly in front of the historic Court House.  The Confederate Memorial and historic Court House will be directly in front of you.  Follow the sidewalk that runs to your left to the wing of the Court Complex that comes out to King Street.  You will see an iron railing and a green sign for the Archives next to a black door.  Enter the black door and follow the stairs to the basement level entrance of the Archives.  If you see the entrance to the Law Library on your left and the staff entrance on your right you have gone too far.


Eric Larson
Historic Records Manager

Hours of Operation:
Holiday Closings
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Physical Address:
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Attention: Archives
18 East Market St.
Leesburg, VA 20176

Mailing Address:
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Attention: Archives
P.O. Box 550
Leesburg, VA 20178

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