The Depot

The Depot (HM7AE)

Location: Leesburg, VA 20175 Loudoun County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 6.775', W 77° 33.766'

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The Freight Depot was built at the turn of the century, replacing a depot gutted by the disastrous fire of 1898. The wooden building is a fine example of railroad station architecture, with its wide overhangs to protect dock workers and freight from the elements.

The rail line was chartered in 1847 as the Alexandria and Harper's Ferry Railroad. It was reorganized in 1853 as the Alexandria, Loudoun and Hampshire, but by the outbreak of the Civil War in 1860 had been constructed only from Alexandria to Leesburg. Reorganized yet again in 1870 as the Washington and Ohio Railroad, the rail line expanded westward. In 1911, it was renamed the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad.

For almost 60 years, the Depot was the gateway of commerce in Loudoun County. It operated as a freight depot until the rail line was abandoned in 1968. It was moved the two blocks to Market Station in 1984.
HM NumberHM7AE
Series This marker is part of the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad series
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 7:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 278423 N 4332434
Decimal Degrees39.11291667, -77.56276667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.775', W 77° 33.766'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 46.50" N, 77° 33' 45.96" W
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Area Code(s)703, 540, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 Harrison St SE, Leesburg VA 20175, US
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