Waxpool, Virginia

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Waxpool, Virginia
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Coordinates: 39°0′50″N77°31′26″W / 39.01389°N 77.52389°W / 39.01389; -77.52389 Coordinates: 39°0′50″N77°31′26″W / 39.01389°N 77.52389°W / 39.01389; -77.52389
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Waxpool is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia. Waxpool is centered on Waxpool Road (Virginia Secondary Route 625) in the vicinity of Beaver Dam Reservoir and the planned community of Broadlands.

Loudoun County, Virginia County in the United States

Loudoun County is a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. In 2017, the population was estimated at 398,080, making it Virginia's third-most populous county. Loudoun County's seat is Leesburg. Loudoun County is part of the Washington–Arlington–Alexandria, DC–VA–MD–WV Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Virginia State of the United States of America

Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" due to its status as the first English colonial possession established in mainland North America and "Mother of Presidents" because eight U.S. presidents were born there, more than any other state. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth's estimated population as of 2018 is over 8.5 million.

Broadlands, Virginia Census-designated place in Virginia

Broadlands is a census-designated place in Loudoun County, Virginia. It is a 1,500-acre master-planned community that combines modern living and active lifestyles within a natural environment. It was started and developed by Van Metre Homes in the 1990s. It is built on wetlands and is certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

Waxpool once contained a general store and post office in one building near the intersection of Waxpool Road(Rte. 625) and Belmont Ridge Rd(Rte. 659). The store and was reportedly opened in 1947. The post office was reportedly opened in 1953. Both the store and post office continued operation until 1966.

Waxpool currently contains William D. Parsell Field, baseball field. [1] Formerly named, Waxpool Baseball field, it is currently named for the former owner and lessor of the field to Dulles Little League for use of the Waxpool Mustangs and Waxpool Orioles from the early 1970s through the early 1990s.

Waxpool's name was derived from the fact that much of the local soil is Iredell clay loam, known locally as "wax land" from the waxy nature of the subsoil. [2]

Waxpool contained 3 dairy farms from the 1970s until 2 of them were separately purchased and zoned for planned community property in the 1990s. One farm currently remains, located near the intersection of Waxpool Road(Rte. 625) and Belmont Ridge Rd(Rte. 659).

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History and comprehensive description of Loudoun County, Virginia