Lovettsville was named after David Lovett, a local farmer who laid out the street plan in 1820. Before that, it was known only as the "German settlement." The town began around the German Reformed Church in the early 1700's. Lovettsville is the northern most incorporated town in both Loudoun County and the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is governed by a mayor and council. Quakers and German farmers did not own slaves. During the Civil War, the town tried to help both the Union and Confederate armies returning from battles. In 1864, parts of Lovettsville were burned during the Union burning raid.
Last Modified on May 28, 2004