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Lovettsville Town

Loudoun County, Virginia

Lovettsville Town Hall is located at 6 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Lovettsville, VA 20180.
Phone: 540‑822‑5788.

Beginnings

Lovettsville boasts some of the strongest German ties of any Virginia town and the only surviving German community east of the Blue Ridge. Its German origins have played a large role in defining its history, particularly its nearly unique position during the Civil War. The immigration of Germans to the North American continent began in the early decades of the 18th century, and their presence in Virginia was very important in the early history of the colony and its settlement. In the case of Lovettsville, it was not until the middle of the 18th century that a group of German immigrants traveling south from Pennsylvania settled in an area of present-day northern Loudoun County that became known as "The German Settlement."

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Neighborhoods

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Lovettsville was early on designated a post office when it was still known as Newtown in 1823. By 1828, the official post office name had been changed to Lovettsville. Jonathan Wenner, whose German name was long associated with the town, served as postmaster for 10 years. The surviving dwellings from that period include the house at 30 East Broad Way, built circa 1830, a property associated with both the Householder and the Eamick families. The family of Jacob Householder, a German family identified by Briscoe Goodhart in his 1896 essay, lived in the Lovettsville area in the 1850s and his name was long associated with this part of the county.

  1. Maral S. Kalbian, Architectural Historian and Margaret T. Peters, Historian, Maral S. Kalbian, LLC, Lovettsville Historic District, Loudoun County, VA, nomination document, 2012, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.

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