McKimmey - Whiteley Property

The property consists of about 133 acres of land in the northeast section of Loudoun County not far from the community of Luketts. the farm is composed of gently rolling pasture and hap fields with an unnamed stream bisecting the property. The property is currently permitted to contain 21 housing lots. The gift of conservation easement will enable the family to retain the right to have 5 lots with 4 additional houses. The existing house will be on one lot. The property is in an area of Loudoun County that is predominately limestone based bedrock which results in poor water and septic conditions. 

Visible from Spinks Ferry Road and Chapel Lane, the property is within the state designated Catoctin Rural Historic District. 

McKimmey Farm also falls within the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area. The National heritage Area was designated through legislation passed on April 29, 2008, and signed by President Bush on May 8, 2008. The legislation, S. 2739, passed the House on April 29, 2008, by a vote of 291 to 117 and the Senate on April 10, 2008, by a vote of 91 to 4. The JTHG NHA recognizes the unparalleled cultural, historic and scenic resources within the entire JTHG corridor, encompassing all or part of 15 counties in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia.

The watershed is protected by preserving the surface waterway on the property. The creek feeds into the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. The farm is currently used for cattle and hay production. The land has been farmed by the McKimmey family for three generations. The family plans to continue farming the property.

 

About ODLC

Founded to protect land and water resources for their natural, scenic, recreational, historic, and agricultural values, the Old Dominion Land Conservancy (ODLC) also seeks to educate the public on why land conservancy is so very important and so easily overlooked.

ODLC accepts land donations, but also tailors conservation easements to meet the specific needs and conservation purposes of each landowner and ODLC. We have been hard at our task for the past 15 years.

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Contact ODLC

Old Dominion Land Conservancy, Inc.
  621 West Main Street, Purcellville, VA 20132

  Office: 540-338-0077
  Fax: 540-338-9676

  Mon - Fri - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  Henry Stribling, Executive Director

ODLC Mission

  Foster the importance of conservation

  Protect and preserve historic countryside

  Protect and preserve water resources

  Protect and preserve the Chesapeake Bay

  Create parks and trails

  Help preserve rural farmlands

  Control development through conservation