Courthouse Grounds Research Project
About the Project
On September 20, 2017, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors
directed the Heritage Commission
to review the full historic significance of the Loudoun County Courthouse grounds and its statues, and to determine what additional memorials, monuments, statues or interpretative context would be appropriate to fully reflect the history of the grounds, the county and its citizens. The commission will provide recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and include an identification of appropriate community sponsors and cost estimates for recommended modifications. The item prepared for the September 20, 2017, Board meeting is online as is the Copy Teste (summary of the Board's action):
The Heritage Commission has created a subcommittee to work on the historic research phase of the project. The Court House Grounds Research Subcommittee began meeting on October 12, 2017, met again on October 26, 2017 and plans to meet every two weeks until the end of 2017. Meeting schedules and summaries of the subcommittee meeting discussions can be found below. The members of the subcommittee are:
The subcommittee meeting schedule is online here and can also be found on the Loudoun County Government Master Calendar
Documents for the subcommittee meetings are online here:
The subcommittee is currently focusing research on topics that include the enslaved, free blacks and freedom seekers, the U.S. Colored Troops from Loudoun County and the Loudoun Rangers, Reconstruction, the Jim Crow era and the Civil Rights movement and desegregation. Research materials and resources related to these topics continue to be identified. The current list can be found here
We Want to Hear from You!
If you have any information related to the topics listed, particularly information specific to Loudoun County that could assist the Heritage Commission with its research, please contact the Heritage Commission by email
and let us know.
For More Information
If you have questions about the project or would like more information, you may contact Heidi Siebentritt in the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-777-0246 or by email