Lincoln, Virginia

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Lincoln, Virginia
Unincorporated village
Lincoln, Virginia is located in Virginia
Lincoln, Virginia
Lincoln, Virginia
Location within the state of Virginia
Coordinates: 39°6′55″N 77°41′42″W / 39.11528°N 77.69500°W / 39.11528; -77.69500Coordinates: 39°6′55″N 77°41′42″W / 39.11528°N 77.69500°W / 39.11528; -77.69500
Country  United States of America
State  Virginia
County Loudoun
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Lincoln is an historic unincorporated village in the Loudoun Valley of Loudoun County, Virginia, located approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of Purcellville. It was established as the community of Goose Creek during the 1750s by Quaker settlers and renamed Lincoln after the president shortly after his election.

Lincoln is home to many stately homes, the Goose Creek Friends Meeting House[1] and Goose Creek Historic District, the Glebe of Shelburne Parish,[2] and an historic Quaker cemetery. The village is surrounded by and included in the Goose Creek Historic District.[3]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lincoln has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (December 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Goose Creek Meeting House Complex". National Park Service. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (November 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Glebe of Shelburne Parish". National Park Service. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (July 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Goose Creek Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Lincoln, Virginia