Loudoun County Heritage Resource Preservation: Background
Historic and Cultural Resources
Loudoun County residents have long treasured the county's historic, archaeological, and cultural resources.
Structures, roadways, environmental features, scenic vistas, and villages have been identified as significant resources and many are recognized as such by national, state, and local organizations and governments.
The Planning Department provides administrative and professional support for preservation of Loudoun's historic and cultural resources. The county does this by administering seven Historic and Cultural Conservation Districts and one Historic Roadways District
, implementing the Heritage Preservation Plan
, and protecting archaeological resources from most development, among other methods. The county is also a Certified Local Government (CLG), which allows it to compete for federal grant money earmarked for local preservation.
The Historic District Interactive Guide
is one project funded by CLG grant money. This site teaches Loudoun County residents about its historic districts.
The winners of the 2012 Preservation Awards
presented by the Loudoun County Joint Architectural Review Board
have been announced.
Historic Maps Available Online
Loudoun County maintains an online gallery of historic maps, including the 1853 Yardley Taylor map and the 1926 Rural Delivery Routes map used by the Post Office. Other maps show original land grants, historically African-American communities and Historic Districts. View the online gallery here