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 Department of Planning and Zoning 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.
To view a brochure about the Historic and Cultural Conservation Districts click here
. To view our Beaverdam Creek Historic Roadways District brochure click here
Historic District Information Session May 12, 2016
The Loudoun County Historic District Review Committee (HDRC), together with the Waterford Foundation and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, is hosting a historic district information session Thursday, May 12, 2016, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Old School, 40222 Fairfax Street in Waterford. The session will provide an introduction to Loudoun County Historic districts as well as a discussion about easements, tax credits, and the National Register of Historic Places. For more information, contact Lauren Murphy of the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-777-0246 or by email
. A flier about the session is online:
JARB Award Winners Announced
The winners of the 2015 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