Mapmaker and historian Eugene Scheel has spent a lifetime preserving, protecting and chronicling the history of greater Loudoun County, seeking out, researching, and writing the stories of people and places that otherwise would surely have been forgotten or, worse, lost forever.
His nine books on Loudoun and its surrounding counties are invaluable resources for both professional historians and those who simply love the land.
His maps, hand-drawn and exquisitely detailed, are the perfect combination of the mapmakers craft and high art.
The Virginia Historical Society has called Gene a modern-day Jed Hotchkiss—the Civil War map-maker—because his maps are so detailed and are drawn by hand.
View his video below.