Legends of Loudoun: An Account of the History and Homes of a Border County of Virginia of VIrginia's Northern Neck.
Harrison Williams. (original edition: Garrett and Massie [Richmond, Va, 1938]; reprinted 2017.
A classic work which has endured for nearly a century. Reprinted several times in abbreviated fashion, the current reprint (and e book below) are taken for the original, complete 1938 edition. This work brings into focus aspects of Loudoun's history from earliest times which are not to be found in the formal county and federal records.
Loudoun was an important and populous county (more than 21,000 in 1810) in the Northern Neck and was a gateway westward during the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.