Lincoln – Purcellville, VA
Lincoln, an attractive town nestled in the Loudoun Valley in Northern VA, is found at the intersection of the Harry Byrd Highway and Highway 611. In these historic communities fifty miles west of Washington DC, there is considerable growth with many single-family homes, town homes, and condominiums near Victorian buildings that were built in the early 20th century.
Purcellville survived two major fires in the early 20th century and rebuilt the town twice. Lincoln is located less than two miles south with significant historical attractions like the Goose Creek Friends Meeting House and the historic Quaker Cemetery.
Set within sight of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lincoln has grown in recent years. With improvements to Highway 7, it has become a bedroom community with a commuting population that loves the town for its shops and its beauty.
Lincoln Educational Institutions
Schools in Lincoln are a mix of private and public schools. The public schools are part of the Loudoun County Public School system. There are two public high schools, two public middle schools and three elementary schools.
Just on the outskirts of Purcellville is Patrick Henry College, a Christian liberal arts college with an education founded on fundamental Christian values.
W&OD Railroad Regional Park
Lincoln residents often choose to use the W&OD trail for recreation and exercise. A 44 mile paved trail runs between Purcellville and Ronald Reagan Int’l Airport and serves roller skaters, bicyclers, hikers and joggers.
It ends at the Purcellville Train Station, a site that is on the National Registry of Historic Places.
The Virginia Regional Transit serves the public with a countywide shuttle bus service from Lincoln to Leesburg nine miles away, with service running every hour.
Shopping in Purcellville
Many antique shops are located in downtown Purcellville. It offers an impressive array of shops where you can find old rare books, get an antique clock repaired and discover the unusual or the unexpected in antiques. The Nichols Hardware store dates back to 1914. Purcellville supports almost twenty antique stores. It is fun to stroll, stop and shop, and dine at one of Purcellville’s many restaurants.
1. Goose Creek Historic District
The Goose Creek Historic District is a 10,000 acres district south of Purcellville that contains many examples of 18th and 19th century architecture in the pastoral landscape of the Loudoun Valley. It includes the town of Lincoln, a Quaker Cemetery, the Glebe of Shelburne Parish House and the Goose Creek Friends Meeting Place.
2. Franklin Park and the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship
A popular place like Franklin Park is open to the public year round and includes swimming pools and stock fishing ponds that intrigue and entertain everyone. The Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship is a working organic farm where kids and families can explore miles of hiking trails, view farm animals and find many photographic subjects.