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Posted on: April 1, 2018

First Friday Event at Loudoun Courthouse Features History of Transportation in Loudoun

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Loudoun County Clerk of the Circuit Court Gary Clemens invites the community to attend an open house spotlighting the history of transportation in the county Friday, April 6, 2018. The event will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Loudoun County Courthouse, 18 East Market Street in Leesburg.


The Historic Records and Deed Research Division will present “Horses, Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Transportation in Loudoun from 1757 to the Present.” The open house will feature historic court records on how the use of horses, trains, canals, ferries, cars, and airplanes impacted Loudoun’s transportation system.   

Some of the documents on display will include watercolor plats for the 1853 Loudoun Branch of the Manassas Gap Railroad, a rare 1855 seal from Alexandra, Loudoun and Hampshire Railroad, one of the first speeding tickets in the county dating to 1906, and a 1877 reckless driving case with horses. The exhibit will also include records and information on ferries and Loudoun’s only canal (The Goose Creek Little River Canal) as well as depositions from Loudoun residents who witnessed the 1940 airline crash in Lovettsville.  

Staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the court documents as well as the history of the courthouse. 

More information about Loudoun County’s historic court records may be found at   

A larger version of the flier shown above may be viewed here

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