Explore the timeline of development in Loudoun County in this dashboard map built on GIS (geographic information system) mapping information. This dashboard was created in the spring of 2020 by then high school student Nick Spokes as a class project. The dashboard is organized into three tabs: Percent Development in Loudoun’s Historic Towns, Percent Development After 1949 in Loudoun’s Historic Towns Adding Parcels, and Waterford Area Development Over Time. Click the map views for more information, zoom in and out, and pan around with your mouse. Don’t miss additional information along the left sidebar.
Percent Development in Loudoun’s Historic Towns
This view shows the percentages of historic town areas that have been developed since 1950. Click on a town to see the statistics of how many acres of the town have been developed since 1950. Note that Waterford has a lower percentage of area developed since 1950 than other historic towns in Loudoun.
Percent Development After 1949 in Loudoun’s Historic Towns Adding Parcels
This view is the same data as the first tab, but more detail is provided on a per parcel basis for parcels developed since 1949. In Waterford, note that most of the parcels were developed before 1949. Of those that were developed after 1949, some of them carry dates of significant additions or subdivisions of the parcel, such as the 2012 date on the Old School property reflecting the build date for the new auditorium.
Waterford Area Development Over Time
On this view, Waterford area parcels are color coded by decade of development, allowing the viewer to visually assess the timeline of development in the Waterford area (represented by the 20197 zip code). Click on a parcel to see its year of development, and note that some parcels have inaccurate or unavailable dates of development, while other dates go back to the 1700s!