Anderson Cooper’s ancestor Hugh Judson Kilpatrick was a Union Officer who fought with Custer against Major Generals J.E.B Stuart and Fitzhugh Lee around Buckland during the Buckland Races.
“In 1797, a group of 55 citizens petitioned Virginia’s General Assembly to enact a law that would establish a town ‘on the Lands of John Love in Prince William County on Broad Run, a Branch of the Occoquan river, near said Love’s Mill, agreeable to the Plan of a Town herewith presented and to be Read more about Love’s Road Chronology – Development, Financing, Construction[…]
This document published September 10th, 2017 focuses on one of Virginia’s oldest continuously inhabited sites Cerro Gordo, which contains thousands of years of history as described in the linked article by John T. Toler. Cerro Gordo at Buckland
This article published February 2nd, 2013 from Prince William Living details the importance of historic preservation and conservation in regards to Buckland our national heritage and how we look at our past.
A detailed chronology listing events of Love’s Buckland from its inception in 1724 through 2009. This document can be read below: Fauquier and Alexandria Turnpike – Chronology Timeline Final
This Washington Post article published February 14th, 2009 details Buckland Preservation Society’s struggle to preserve the historic town of Buckland.
This document published October 7th, 2008 comes from the Virginia Department of Transportation and documents the unique development of road building in Virginia. Click here to read this document
This article, written in the Washington Post October 5th, 2004 chronicles the rise of the Buckland Preservation Society and their accomplishments that have brought this incredibly unique town out of the annals of history into the public eye.
In 1797 by petition to the Virginia General Assembly, John Love laid out a grid of lots around the irregular cluster of earlier shops and outbuildings described in this document as “already built upwards of twenty good houses occupied by tradesmen and merchants; considerable manufactories of grain have been erected,” including a stone distillery on Read more about Buckland Industries & Business-Love’s Mill, Love’s Store, Love’s Road[…]
Civil War Wiki provides this detailed description of the 1863 Battle of Buckland Mills and the military maneuvers that occurred during the engagement. Stuart reported that “the enemy broke and the rout was soon complete.” The chase, conducted at a full gallop, lasted from outside of Warrenton to Buckland. Stuart also took great pleasure in Read more about Battle of Buckland Mills, October 19th 1863[…]