Actions during the Civil War by both sides ravaged Waterford’s agricultural economy, causing a good number of residents to depart. Of those who remained, few saw the prosperity prevalent in Waterford in the early 1800s, when the village’s economic vitality within Loudoun was second only to Leesburg.Read more
Do you know whether bald eagles breed in Loudoun County? Or, in what part of the county you might look to find an osprey, far from the coast? For the past five years a tireless team of 85 birders devoted 5,900 hours watching birds in the county for evidence that they are breeding, and sending the information to the Loudoun County Breeding Bird Atlas.Read more
Historic Waterford is known for its bucolic scenery, well-preserved 18th and 19th century buildings and, more recently, the overwhelming amount of traffic it sees during rush hours.Read more
As many homeowners and property managers seek sustainable alternatives to land management, goats are increasingly sought out as an alternative to chemical and mechanical weed control.Read more
Some of Loudoun County’s Civil War landscape is intact. Still standing are microcosms of that world of the 1860s, telling us quietly what transpired.Read more
The network of historic roads connecting the towns and villages of rural Loudoun is a prominent feature of our landscape. Unfortunately, the quality of the old roads has deteriorated significantly in recent years. Now, a group of friends and neighbors is working to ensure that our roads get the care and attention they need while preserving their scenic charm.Read more
The Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition is delighted to renew its In Our Backyard column in Loudoun Now.
More than 60 articles were published in the former Leesburg Today, covering many of our unique heritage sites in Loudoun, out-of-the-way places of interest, details from our Civil War past, interesting archaeological finds, and the diversity of our special birds and trees. What binds them together is that they are all found right here in Loudoun County—In Our Backyard.Read more