A Look at Revolutionary Loudoun

The Mosby Heritage Area Association will put the spotlight on Loudoun’s role in the American Revolution during a Jan. 12 fireside chat program.

Douglas Breton will give the talk, “Revolutionary Loudoun, 1774-1784.” The summer intern from the College of William and Mary developed a driving tour guide of the county’s Revolutionary War sites.

In 1775, Loudoun was a newly settled area close to the frontier that had more than doubled in population over the previous decade. It was a land of immigrants from many areas and countries, featuring about seven different religions and divided along a wide variety of social classes. Loudoun contributed more men to the American Revolution than any other Virginia county. Why was that so and what places still exist in Loudoun that harken back to those days will be the subject of Breton’s talk.

The program begins with wine at 5:30 p.m. followed by the talk at 6 p.m. at MHAA headquarters, The Caleb Rector House at 1461 Atoka Road in Marshall. The program is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, go to mosbyheritagearea.org.