The village of Aldie enjoys a rich 200-year history, and it occupies a unique place in the history of Northern Virginia and Loudoun County.
Flanked by the rolling Bull Run Mountains and situated along the tranquil Little River, the village grew up in the early 1800s around the Aldie Mill, Virginia’s only known gristmill powered by twin overshot water wheels. It occupies what was then a strategic location at one of the gaps in the mountains. Travelers and commerce could move west to Middleburg, Upperville, and the Blue Ridge along the Ashby’s Gap Turnpike; east to Fairfax and Alexandria along the Little River Turnpike; or northwest towards Bluemont along the Snickersville Turnpike.
Today, the Village of Aldie has an historical district with buildings dating from as early as 1775, and few locations in the region pack so much history into such a small space. The Aldie Mill Historic District, Furr Farm, Loudoun Agricultural and Mechanical Institute and Mount Zion Old School Baptist Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can also spend a leisurely afternoon visiting our local shops and eateries, such as the Aldie Peddler, Aldie Country Store and Café, and Little Apple Pastry Shop.
The Village of Aldie is home to a community invested in both our history and our future success.