||Loudoun County Road Orders
Ann B. Miller
Since 1973, VCTIR historians have transcribed and published early transportation-related court records, known as “road orders,” for numerous Virginia counties. These records constitute the primary evidence for early road development and outline early settlement and transportation corridors in Virginia.
“Loudoun County Road Orders 1757-1800” will be the 28th entry in the Historic Roads of Virginia series for VDOT. This volume will cover the period from the county’s creation from part of Fairfax County in 1757 through the end of the 18th century, when Loudoun was one of the most populous counties in Virginia and contained several important transportation corridors.
This project will have particular application to cultural-resource research relating to transportation projects in this rapidly developing part of Virginia, because having this information readily available will help prevent project delays that might occur due to a lack of such data.