Loudoun County, Virginia House Histories

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The Lewis File, at the Thomas Balch Library in Leesburg, Va., contains "over 1,000 buildings surveyed for the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission; the Historic House File - information on homes and public buildings, such as schools, mills, churches, and bridges in the county."[1]

Pat Rock published a column titled "Historic Houses and Places of Loudoun County," in Loudoun: The 1757 Legacy, Newsletter of the Loudoun Genealogy Club. This journal is available as an FHL Collection. Here is a list of the houses, their occupants, and the newsletter citations:

  • Buckskin Manor, Vol. 4, No. 2 (June 1996):7. [Built by the Cocke family.]
  • The Carr House, Vol. 4, No. 4 (Dec. 1996):7. [Home of the Romine and Blakely families.]
  • Catalpa Grove, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Mar. 1997):7. [Home owned by the Poak, McGavack, Colwell, and Vandeventer families.]
  • The Chamblin House, Round Hill, Va., Vol. 6, No. 1 (Mar. 1998):7. [Home of the Chamblin family.]
  • Chesnut Hill, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Fall 1995):5. [Home of the Clapham and Mason families.]
  • Coton, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Fall 1993):4. [Home of the Lee family.]
  • Exeter, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Spring 1995):6. [Home of the Mason, Selden, Rust, and Carr families.]
  • Greenway Farm, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Sep. 1997):7. [Home of the Mead family.]
  • Hannah Brown House, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Sep. 1996):7. [Built by Thomas Birkby, home of the McIntosh and Dezerega families.]
  • Harrison House, Vol. 5, No. 2 (June 1997):7. [Home of the Minor, Hereford, Thornton, Losch, Gray, Benedict, and Harrison families.] 
  • Harrison House (also known as Glenfiddich), Vol. 7, No. 1 (Mar. 1999):7. [Built by Henry Tazewell Harrison, home of the Harrison family, leased to James Dickey, author of Deliverance.]
  • Hearth House, Vol. 6, Nos. 2-3 (Sep. 1998):7. [Built by James Trayhern, home of the Tavenner and Dillon families.]
  • Locust Grove/ Liberty Hall, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Summer 1993):2. [Home of the Van Deventer family.]
  • Rock Spring Farm, Vol. 5, No. 4 (Dec. 1997):7.
  • Stoney Lonesome, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Mar. 1996):5. [Home of the Lickey, Eaton, and New families.]

Other Loudoun County house histories include:

  • Bergner, Audrey Windsor. Old Plantations and Historic Homes around Middleburg. Free Lookups Available!
  • Lewis, John G. "Coton Manor over the Ages," The Bulletin of the Historical Society of Loudoun County, Virginia, 1957-1976. Leesburg, Va.: Goose Creek Productions, 1998, pp. 245-266. Available at FHL. Free Lookups Available!
  • McGhee, George C. "George Washington's Trusteeship over the Estate of the Reverend Dr. Charles Green, 1765-1772, Which Included the Present Area of Farmer's Delight Farm, Loudoun County, Virginia," Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 143, No. 4 (Dec. 1999):639-647. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • Monroe, James. "Monroe's Estate in Loudoun County," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 14, No. 2 (Apr. 1934):168. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • "Oatlands: A National Trust Property, Leesburg, Virginia," Loudoun: The 1757 Legacy, Newsletter of the Loudoun Genealogy Club, Vol. 9, Nos. 1 & 2 (Mar. & Jun. 2001):1-2. Available at FHL.
  • Osburn, Penelope M. "Exeter Plantation: Its History and Architecture," The Bulletin of the Historical Society of Loudoun County, Virginia, 1957-1976. Leesburg, Va.: Goose Creek Productions, 1998, pp. 225-244. Available at FHL. Free Lookups Available!
  • Williams, Harrison. Legends of Loudoun: An Account of the History and Homes of a Border County of Virginia's Northern Neck. Richmond, Virginia: Garrett and Massie, 1938. Available at FHL; reprint at FHL; digital versions at Ancestry ($), BYU Family History Archives, and Heritage Quest Online ($). Free Lookups Available!


  1. Marty Hiatt, CG, "The Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 22, No. 4 (Aug. 1996):1-3.