Lucketts, Virginia

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Lucketts, Virginia
Unincorporated hamlet
Lucketts, Virginia is located in Virginia
Lucketts, Virginia
Lucketts, Virginia
Location within the state of Virginia
Coordinates: 39°12′56″N 77°32′4″W / 39.21556°N 77.53444°W / 39.21556; -77.53444Coordinates: 39°12′56″N 77°32′4″W / 39.21556°N 77.53444°W / 39.21556; -77.53444
Country  United States of America
State  Virginia
County Loudoun
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Lucketts is an unincorporated historic hamlet in Loudoun County, Virginia along U.S. Route 15 north of Leesburg. It was originally known as Black Swamp due to the large number of Black Oak trees growing in the area at the time of its settlement. From the late 18th century until the mid-19th century, it was known as Goresville after the name of prominent local landowner, Thomas Gore. The name was finally changed to Lucketts in 1865. The town's Lucketts School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Lucketts is approximately 7 miles north of Leesburg and 20 miles south of Frederick, Maryland. The Potomac River is between Lucketts and Frederick at approximately 4 miles north on Route 15. The MARC commuter train makes frequent stops in the area known as Point of Rocks. Train whistles of the freight trains at night and dawn are frequently heard throughout the village.

The village of Lucketts is visually cued by the traffic light at the intersections of Route 15, Lucketts Road, and Stumptown Road. Located there are antique stores, a gas station, a few residential homes and trailer parks, fire house, Lucketts Elementary School, and a cell phone tower. The Lucketts School, now the Lucketts Community Center, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Traffic going through Lucketts on Route 15 is approximately 18,000 to 21,000 vehicles per day as of 2005.[1]

Lucketts is known for its annual fair in August, with crafts, food and hand-churned ice cream sold by the Lucketts Elementary School PTA. The Lucketts Community Center, located in the original wooden Lucketts School has a day care service, pre-school, and adult activities including bluegrass bands on weekends.

In June 2006, residents in and around the village were invited to a public hearing by a group of four landowners in Lucketts. They proposed a residential and commercial development that included the village of Lucketts and land west of Lucketts on Stumptown Road. The concept included townhomes, single family homes, retail stores like a coffee shop, and a private Christian school. However, many long-term residents do not favor this proposal.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "2005 Virginia Department of Transportation Daily Traffic Volume Estimates Including Vehicle Classification Estimates.". 2006-05-17. Retrieved 2006-07-19. 

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