Loudoun County’s first gaol or jail. 1757
The word Gaol is an old fashioned word for Jail derived by The Normans in Europe. The spelling Gaol was preferred from the mid 1700’s to about 1830 and was used in early America.
This building still stands today and was part of The Mason tract of properties dating back to George Mason. Selma,Raspberry Plain,Temple Hall and Locust Hill in the area were all Mason Tract properties back then.