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This is the completed structure of Washington Dulles International Airport. The land is barely recognizable from the farmland it was previously.

This image shows homes being burned down in order to open the land to construct Dulles.

This map shows a farm in Loudoun County. This was what much of the area looked like prior to Dulles Airport.

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This map shows the location of the community of Pleasant Valley in relation to that of Dulles. It is apparent that Pleasant Valley was very close to Dulles and as a result the community had to be moved to accommodate the airport.

This map shows the location of Washington Dulles International Airport in relation to the original communities around it. Shown on the map, is farms that were on the land Dulles now occupies and historical homes and dwellings that were affected by…

Loudoun County Va under Lieut. JN Macomb.jpg
This map was published in 1861 and details Loudoun County. Rivers and towns are labeled. It was compiled under Lieutenant Macomb who was under General George McClellan in the Army of the Potomac.

This is a segment of a map showing the lands belonging to Thomas Lord Fairfax. It shows the land between the Rappahannock and Potowmack rivers.

This map shows the division of Fairfax and Loudoun counties when Loudoun was created out of the western portion of Farifax. Broad Run is shown on this map, as is the Broad Run Church, which is presumably where the Presgraves would have gone, as…

This map shows land grants that were given in the 18th century. Those are the colored pieces. Seen on top of these pieces of land, is the footprint of Dulles Airport, the dark green shape. From this map, it is clear the large amount of land required…

1870 census melville hutchison.jpg
This census was taken on August 25, 1870 in the eastern district of Loudoun County. Lucinda Hutchison is listed at age 62 with her husband Melville (61). Melville works as a farmer and Lucinda works at keeping the home. They are listed with Charles…
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