Lovettsville, Virginia

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Lovettsville is a town in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States. The population was 853 at the 2000 census.

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History

Following the 1722 Treaty of St. Albans which established the Blue Ridge Mountains as the buffer between Native Americans and white settlers, German immigrants began arriving in the northern Loudoun Valley to farm the rich topsoil. They established several villages, many constructed of log and wooden buildings, and began to expand their land holdings. Lovettsville was then called The German Settlement.

In 1820 David Lovett subdivided his property into quarter-acre "city lots." As a result of the ensuing construction boom, the town was called Newtown. In 1828, the town was again renamed Lovettsville. In 1836 the Virginia General Assembly established Lovettsville as a town, but the town was not fully incorporated until 1876.

Geography

Lovettsville is located at 39°16′22″N 77°38′24″W / 39.27278°N 77.64°W / 39.27278; -77.64 (39.272750, -77.639911)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 853 people, 318 households, and 229 families residing in the town. The population density was 980.9 people per square mile (378.6/km²). There were 325 housing units at an average density of 373.7/sq mi (144.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.66% White, 2.46% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.70% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.64% of the population. 18.4% were of American, 18.4% German, 17.2% Irish and 9.6% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

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