Discover the Historic Towns of Loudoun County Lansdowne | August 23, 2022March 13, 2023Visitors come from far and wide to experience the historic towns of Loudoun County. If you have an affinity for the past, you may want to take a quaint stroll back through time in these local towns and villages.Aldie~18 miles awayDating back to 1810, the Village of Aldie charms travelers and locals alike with its historic homes and gristmill.Leesburg~6 miles awayNot only is Leesburg the county seat, but it is also home to General George C. Marshall, considered by FDR and Winston Churchill to be the “Greatest American of the twentieth century.”Middleburg~24 miles awayAs far back as 1728, this settlement welcomed travelers to its tavern. In the years since Middleburg has earned acclaim as America’s Horse and Hunt Country Capital.Purcellville~17 miles awayAlthough originally settled in 1764, the town didn’t take on its present name until 1853, when Valentine Purcell established its first post office. Even now, the feeling of the frontier remains.Waterford~14 miles awayA National Historic Landmark, Waterford was founded by the Quakers in 1733. Today you can take in its lovingly preserved red brick Federal-style homes much as they stood nearly 300 years ago.Hungry for even more rich history? Make a reservation at Coton & Rye to taste authentic Old Dominion cuisine on the physical site of the circa 1700s Coton & Rye farm.