Welcome to the Purcellville Historical Society.


Purcellville is a community with a rich historical tapestry. Learn more about our organization, and how you can become involved.




To value and preserve Purcellville’s unique historic character through education, community events and advocacy initiatives. Read more..

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Situated approximately 50 miles west of the nation’s capital, Purcellville is one of several historically distinct small towns in western Loudoun County, Va.

For over 50 years before the first recorded settlers arrived in Purcellville, the British gentry and colonial government hotly contested who owned the land. Read more…