The Mosby Heritage Area Association has partnered with the residents of Willisville to have the village added to the National Register of Historic Places. Freedmen founded Willisville in southwestern Loudoun County, Virginia after the Civil War and it is one of the best-preserved villages of its kind. These African-American communities represent a significant part of Virginia’s history, and Willisville would be among the first in the Commonwealth to receive National Register designation.
The Preliminary Information Form (PIF) was approved for Willisville by the National Register in 2004 which confirmed its eligibility under Criterion A (Significant Events/Patterns) and Criterion C (Architecture). However, the final application for its addition to the Register must include a well-researched and documented survey of the village’s 15 residences, former schoolhouse and country store, and its Methodist Church. We are campaigning to raise $15,000 to fund the professional historical research, facilitate the process, and complete the application.
Please lend your financial support to help preserve the heritage of Willisville and bring the village the historical recognition that it deserves. Please visit http://mosbyheritagearea.org/make-a-donation/ and under Message, type in “Willisville.” If you wish to mail in a check: MHAA, PO Box 1497, Middleburg, VA, 20118, please include “Willisville” in the memo line. Donations are tax-deductible.