Purcellville is the major population center for western Loudoun County. Purcellville boasts small town charm and beautiful surroundings of Loudoune Valley, all with easy access to Leesburg and larger population centers.
The “Village of Purcell Store”, named for the area’s first postmaster, was initially settled in 1764. This village was located along a road that today would be considered little more than an ox cart path. In 1874 Purcellville became a stop along the W&OD rail line which carried goods and supplies to and from the rural countryside and points eastward. Families also traveled by rail to visit western Loudoun County during weekends, vacations and summers
Today, many of the older structures remaining in Purcellville reflect the Victorian architecture popular during the turn-of-the-century.
Purcellville has a lot to offer with Award winning wineries to include Breaux Vinyards, Sunset Hills Vineyard, Hillsborough Vineyard, Doukenie Winery, Windham Winery, Goose Creek Farm and Winery and Notavia Vineyards.
Purcellville is home to the first legal distillery in the country since before prohibition.Located in an out-of-the-way industrial park, the Catoctin Creek Distilling Co.offers tours of the distillery give guests a demonstration that includes the processes of fermentation, distillation, aging and bottling. During the week, visitors can see the distillery in production.
Enjoy hiking, biking or horseback riding on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail, hike the Appalachian Trail at Bear’s Den or enjoy swimming, tennis and trails at Franklin Park.
The 13-acre Fireman’s Field park is located in the heart of the Purcellville Historic District and contains the last remaining vestiges of “Dillon’s Woods,” the town’s most significant remaining urban forest populated with trees ranging in size from small dogwoods to majestic centuries-old white oaks. The park also features 2 baseball fields and the Historic Bush Tabernacle (skating rink) There is also a unique eight-sided structure that was once the largest building in Loudoun County until the construction Dulles Airport in 1962.
Today, Fireman’s Field park hosts numerous events, concerts, fairs, roller skating parties and is home to the annual Loudoun Grown Expo, Rock the Field, & Painting Purcelville Green. It is listed on the state and national registers of historic places.