The Loudoun County Heritage Register program highlights significant and diverse heritage resources in the county to encourage a higher level of community awareness, stewardship, and preservation of those resources.
Potential sites include historic structures, public and private residences, farms, churches, schools, archaeological sites, outstanding geological formations, heritage corridors, significant trees, cultural landscapes, battlefields, cemeteries or historic districts.
The register program, developed by the county’s Heritage Commission and administered by the Department of Planning and Zoning, will recognize and honor heritage resources that are significant to Loudoun County but may be ineligible for recognition at the state and national level through the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places.
It will serve as an educational tool to inform the public and local community about the importance of Loudoun County’s history and the resources that are distinctive to the area and can support economic development through heritage tourism.
To be considered for listing in the Loudoun County Heritage Registry, a property must be at least 50 years old, and possess either integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling or significant association to Loudoun County.
Listing in the register is strictly voluntary; it is an honorary designation that would not restrict land use, impact property owner rights, or require property owners to provide access to the public.
Nominations through this program can be submitted on a rolling basis; they will be reviewed by planning staff before being presented to the Heritage Commission for review and approval. Nominations from property owners or other individuals are welcome.
Email the Department of Planning and Zoning or call 703-777-0246 (Option 5).