Linking the Past to the Future, a Landscape Conservation Strategy for Waterford
This publication was was prepared by the Department of the Interior, Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service in 1992. Although it was prepared as a planning strategy for Waterford, Virginia, much of its material includes historical background. Links to this material are listed below:
- Agriculture in Waterford
- Early Transportation in Loudoun County
- Why Protect Waterford
- Waterford village in context to its land
- Commercial Development of Waterford
- Land Grants in Waterford
- Cultural Influences in Waterford History
Historical Bibliography for the Publication
Below is the bibliography used in preparing this publication.
The project was supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, the Successful Communities program of the Conservation Foundation, the Loudoun Restoration and Preservation Society; the Preservation Services Fund of the National Trust, and the Thomas G. Jewell Fund of the Northern Virginia Community Foundation.
The document was conceived and written by Elizabeth Brabec and MaryAnn Naber. Project staff included: From Land Ethics, Washington, DC – Elizabeth Brabec, Principal-in-Charge; MaryAnn Naber, Historian; Kevin Kirby, Plan Preparation; Lisa Wilcox Deyo, Plans and Graphics; and Emily Davidson, Research. From Dodson Associates, Ashfield, MA – Harry Dodson, Principal-in-Charge; Jane Sorenson, Project Landscape Architect; Kevin Wilson, Perspective Sketches
Copyright 1992: Land Ethics, Dodson Associates and the Waterford Foundation
The sources used for the historical analysis include primary documents which refer specifically to the area immediately surrounding the village of Waterford, as well as contemporary historical accounts of western Loudoun County and Leesburg. The accounts by John Janney are of a largely Quaker community nearby that, for a while at least, shared the same "Meeting." Many settlers of this community were related to those who settled in Waterford, and at the very least were from the same areas of Pennsylvania.
It should be noted that some of the earliest records of land transfers are missing due to the succession of four county jurisdictions within 30 years and damage that occurred to the various court records during the War of 1812 and the Civil War. The parcel descriptions are often ambiguous to an audience 250 years later. The starting points of surveys were often a specific tree or point on the dividing line with an adjacent landholder whose boundaries are equally ambiguous. Conclusions have been made only when all available resources indicated their accuracy.
Baird, Nancy Chappelear, ed. Journals of Amanda Virginia Edmonds. Stephens City, Virginia: Commercial Press, 1984.
Boye, Herman. Map of the State of Virginia. n. p.: n. p., 1825. Corrected 1859.
Calkins, Charles F. The Barn as an Element in the Cultural Landscape of North America. Monticello, Illinois: Vance Bibliographies, 1979.
Cresswell, Nicholas. The Journal of Nicholas Cresswell. New York: The Dial Press, 1924.
Deck, Patrick A. and Heaton, Henry. An Economic and Social Survey of Loudoun. Charlottesville, Virginia: The University Press, 1924.
Divine, John. The Bridge is Built, Waterford Foundation's Twenty-third Annual Homes Tour and Craft Exhibit. Waterford, Virginia: The Waterford Foundation.
Donnelly-Shay, Nan and Shay, Griffin. The County of Loudoun, An Illustrated History. Norfolk, Virginia: The Downing Company, 1988.
Farms of Loudoun. n.p.: Loudoun County Agricultural Development Office, 1988.
Gannett, Henry. A Gazetteer of Virginia and West Virginia. Washington, D.C.: United States Geological Survey, 1904.
Glass, Joseph W. The Pennsylvania Culture Region: A View from the Barn. Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, 1986.
Glimpses of Loudoun. Leesburg, Virginia: Loudoun County Bicentennial Committee, 1976.
Gray, Gertrude. Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1694-1742. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1987.
Harrison, Fairfax. Landmarks of Old Prince William. Berryville, Virginia: Chesapeake Book Company, 1964. First published, 1924.
Head, James W. History and Comprehensive Description of County Virginia. n.p.: Park View Press, 1908.
Hinshaw, William W. Encylopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, v. vi. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Edwards Brothers, Inc., 1936-1950.
Hotchkiss, Genealogical Map of Virginia and West Virginia, "Chiefly from the Virginia State Survey, 1835-41."
Janney, Werner and Janney, Asa Moore, ed. Israel Janney's Ledger B, Being the Account Book Kept at his Store and Mill near Goose Creek, Loudoun County, Virginia, 1784-1793. Lincoln, Virginia: At The Sign of the Pied Typer, 1989.
Janney, Werner and Janney, Asa Moore. Ye Meetg Hous Smal: A Short Account of Friends in Loudoun County, Virginia, 1732-1980. Lincoln, Virginia: n.p., 1980.
Janney, Werner and Janney, Asa Moore. John Jay Janney's Virginia. McLean, Virginia: EPM Publications, Inc., 1978.
Johnson, Brooks. Mountaineers to Main Streets. Norfolk, Virginia: The Chrysler Museum, 1985.
Lewis, John. Goose Creek/Catoctin Creek. Report to the Commission of Outdoor Recreation, m.s., 1975.
Loudoun County Census 1790, 1800. Manuscript. Map of Leesburg, Virginia. New York: Sanborn Fire Insurance Co., 1894, 1899, 1903, 1907. Marsh, Helen Hirst. Water Mills of Loudoun County, m.s., 1973.
Myers, Douglas N. and Taylor, Henry B. Mutual Fire Insurance: A Century of Service, 1849-1949. Leesburg, Virginia: Loudoun News, 1949.
A Plan for the Conservation of Waterford. Waterford, Virginia: The Waterford Foundation, Inc., 1972.
Poland, Charles Preston. From Frontier to Suburbia. Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing, 1976.
Sanders, H.R. Loudoun County Geography Supplement. n.p.: Loudoun County School Board, 1925.
Sarah, Lizzie, and Lida, ed. Waterford News. Loudoun County, Virginia: n.p., 1864.
Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florence Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia. Springfield, Virginia: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987.
Stephenson, Richard W. The Cartography of Northern Virginia. Fairfax County, Virginia: Office of Comprehensive Planning, 1981.
Strong, Solange. Old Stone Houses of Loudoun County, Virginia. n.p., 1950.
Taylor, Yardley. Map of Loudoun County, Virginia. 1853.
Taylor, Yardley. Memoir of Loudoun County, Virginia. Leesburg, Virginia: Thomas Reynolds, 1853.
Thomas, Anna Braithwaite. The Story of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting from 1672-1938. Baltimore, Maryland: The Weant Press, Inc., 1938.
United States Census, Loudoun County Virginia, 1810, 1860.
United States Geological Survey, Waterford Virginia Quadrant, 1952, 1983.
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Immigration. Virginia: Its Agricultural and Industrial Resources. Richmond, Virginia: n.p., 1920.
Waterford Perspectives. Waterford, Virginia: The Waterford Foundation Inc., 1983.
Williams, William. Description of Waterford, ms.s, 1860.
Williams, William. An Account of William Williams Taken Hostage by the Confederates. Waterford, Virginia: The Waterford Foundation Inc., 1963.
Will of Peter Compher. Loudoun County Will Book, 2N, folio 42.