Campground Planned for Part of Civil War Site
Officials say a 275-acre swath of land with ties to the Civil War will be protected as a regional park in Loudoun County, Va.
The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority will buy the tract along the Potomac River north of Leesburg, Va., according to thedailyexpress.com. The park authority will pay private landowners about $2.8 million for the parcel.
The park, which includes a half-mile of Potomac shoreline, will be known as White's Ford Regional Park. It will include a boat ramp, picnic pavilions, campgrounds and cabins. There also will be interpretive exhibits explaining the park's Civil War history.
The property was once the home of Confederate Lt. Col. Elijah White and was used as a strategic route during battle.