The Journey Through Hallowed Ground

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Historic Towns & Villages

  • Although most of the brick buildings forming the commercial district were built after the fires of 1916 and 1920, Gordonsville’s history—and most of...

  • Founded in 1762 by Jonathan Hager, a German immigrant from Pennsylvania. Jonathan Hager became known as the "Father of Washington County" after...

  • Hamilton was founded in the mid-1700s and began to flourish in 1868 when the Washington and Old Dominion railroad began running from Alexandria to Hamilton,...

  • Harpers Ferry witnessed John Brown's attack on slavery in 1859, the largest surrender of Federal troops during the Civil War, and the education of former...

  • Harpers Ferry witnessed John Brown's attack on slavery in 1859, the largest surrender of Federal troops during the Civil War, and the education of former...

  • Haymarket owes its location to an abandoned Indian hunting path which became Old Carolina Road. It was used by settlers as a route from Pennsylvania to...

  • Hillsboro, VA

    Hillsboro

    In Hillsboro, where the most contemporary structure dates to the late 1800s, some 100 residents call this tiny town home. The second smallest town in Virginia...

  • The town is known for being the location of the last sighting of a passenger pigeon in the wild, by Theodore Roosevelt.

  • Many of the parcels of land in Keswick are large, it is relatively undeveloped and still retains its natural beauty, which is enhanced by a prominent view...

  • Leesburg has been the county seat since 1757 and was once named "George Town" honoring King George II. Leesburg was established in 1758 from...

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