Willisville, Virginia

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Willisville, Virginia
Willisville, Virginia is located in Northern Virginia
Willisville, Virginia
Willisville, Virginia
Location within the Commonwealth of Virginia
Willisville, Virginia is located in Virginia
Willisville, Virginia
Willisville, Virginia
Willisville, Virginia (Virginia)
Willisville, Virginia is located in the United States
Willisville, Virginia
Willisville, Virginia
Willisville, Virginia (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°0′26″N 77°50′3″W / 39.00722°N 77.83417°W / 39.00722; -77.83417Coordinates: 39°0′26″N 77°50′3″W / 39.00722°N 77.83417°W / 39.00722; -77.83417
Country United States
State Virginia
County Loudoun
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)

Willisville is an unincorporated community in southwestern Loudoun County, Virginia, about six miles from the county seat, Leesburg. Willisville is located at the crossroads of Willisville, Millville, and Welbourne Roads. It is named after freed slave Heuson Willis, who bought a cabin and three acres of land shortly after the American Civil War.[1] The tight-knit predominately African American community of about a dozen houses and church became one of the last communities in wealthy Loudoun County without running water.[2]

Historic Preservationist Jane Covington has finalized the nomination application for the historic village to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and has submitted it to the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (VDHR) for review at their September 2019 quarterly meeting. If the application is approved by VDHR at that time, it will next be sent to the National Park Service for their approval, which if granted, would officially list Willisville on the National Register.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gardner, Amy (2006-09-24). "Willisville Still Waiting for Indoor Plumbing - washingtonpost.com". The Washington Post.
  2. ^ http://hired-pen-blog.blogspot.com/2013/03/virginia-rambler-welcome-to-willisville.html
  3. ^ A Community Update on Willisville, https://mosbyheritagearea.org/ newsletter, 23aug19