|Loudoun County court house in Leesburg; photograph courtesy of|
Loudoun County was formed in 1757 from Fairfax County. It was named for John Campbell, the fourth earl of Loudoun and the Governor General of Virginia from 1756-1759. By the time the Revolutionary War started it was the most populous county in Virginia and was rich in agriculture. Today, it is the third most populous county in the commonwealth and serves primarily as outer suburbs to Washington, DC.
There have been three courthouses, but the oldest pictured above, was built in 1758. The Declaration of Independence was read on the steps of this court house in August 1776. It was the first reading of the document anywhere in Virginia.
|Honor roll memorials on the grounds of the Loudoun County court houses;|
On the grounds of the court houses, there are several honor rolls, commemorating soldiers who served in World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Fellow Honor Roll Project contributor John Tew photographed all but two of the monuments in 2014.
|Vietnam Honor Roll; personal collection|
In honor of
The Loudoun citizens
Who served in Vietnam
And in memory
of those who died
Welby M. Grayson, III
Richard B. Grigsby
Jack Harris, Jr.
David F. Helms
Gregory M. Howard
Leonard W. Kidd
Francis F. Manuel
Raymond F. McCauley, Jr.
Ralph W. Melbourne
Charles E. Peters
Richard S. Pohl
David A. Russell
War on Terrorism
|War on Terrorism Honor Roll; personal collection|
In honor of Loudoun County citizens
Who served in the fighting
Forces of our great Nation
In the Cause of Peace
Scott Lange Kirkpatrick, U.S. Army, Iraq, 2007
Stephan Lee Mace, U.S. Army, Afghanistan, 2009
Douglas J. Green, U.S. Army, Afghanistan, 2011
Michael M. Quin, U.S. Marine Corps assignment, 2012
This post was written as a contribution to the Honor Roll Project, which was created by Heather Wilkinson Rojo, author of Nutfield Genealogy.