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Loudoun County, Virginia


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Statistics & Facts

The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Leesburg is approximately 28,500 (2000), 42616 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,994 (1990), 14441 (2010).
The amount of land area in Leesburg is 11.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Leesburg to Washington DC is 33 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is 108 miles. (as the crow flies)
Leesburg is positioned 39.10 degrees north of the equator and 77.55 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Leesburg elevation is 275 - 425 feet above sea level.
Leesburg median income is $ 39,887 .
The Leesburg median home price is $ 161,100.
Leesburg average annual rainfall is 40 inches per year
Leesburg average annual snowfall is 23 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 31 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 76 degrees F.


35 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here is a location page for Leesburg.
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moderate. Here is a weather page for the area.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Leesburg.

Early on in the County history, what is now Leesburg was chosen as the location for the courthouse. Nicholas Minor owned the land in 1757. The Virginia Assembly chose the location on 8 June 1757. By 15 June 1758, it was approved. Minor submitted a plan for the Town of Leesburg which was accepted by the Assembly in September of 1758. By October of 1758, the Governor, Francis Fauquier, also accepted the plan.
Before Leesburg came into existence as the official name, the area was first known as George Town after George II of England. It was renamed later for the Lee Family. More specifically, it was in honor of Thomas Lee who was the governor of Virginia from 1749 to 1750 when he died in office.

During the War of 1812, Leesburg served as the temporary capital of the United States when the valuable papers of the Federal Archives (including the Declaration of Independence and Constitution) were brought to town for safekeeping. President James Monroe lived just south of town at Oak Hill, where he wrote the Monroe Doctrine in 1823.

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The founding of Leesburg



20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane
Leesburg, Virginia 20175
Phone: 703-777-3174
Fax: 703-777-4427
on U.S. Route 15, six miles south of Leesburg, Va., 40 miles west of Washington, D.C.
Open to the public as one of 19 national properties of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The 1803 property, nestled in the hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, near Washington, attracts 70,000 visitors annually to itsmansion and historic gardens.

Morven Park
Mansion and Equestrian Park plus much more.

What is happening in Leesburg? Find out at Leesburg Today.

The Loudoun Museum

George C. Marshall International Center
The George C. Marshall International Center, located at Dodona Manor in historic Leesburg, Virginia, invites you to share in the colorful history or General George C. Marshall, his Leesburg, Virginia home, Dodona Manor, and the continuing activities of the Center. The George C. Marshall International Center is dedicated to preserving and fostering the legacy of George C. Marshall and the principles of the Marshall Plan. General George C. Marshall was the author of the Marshall Plan, a vision for the reconstruction of Europe following World War II. In addition, George C. Marshall served as the United States Secretary of State and was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
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Leesburg City Government

Leesburg, Virginia official town site.

Town of Leesburg
25 W Market St
P.O. Box 88
Leesburg, VA 20178
Phone: 703-777-2420

The Town of Leesburg has a Council/Manager form of Government which has been in lace since 1962.

Leesburg, Virginia Economic Development
25 West Market Street
P.O. Box 88
Leesburg, VA 20178
Phone: 703.771.2734
Fax: 703.771.2727

Leesburg Executive Airport
1005-A Sycolin Road
Leesburg, Va. 20175
Phone: 703-737-7125

Leesburg Chamber

Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce
5 Loudoun Street, SW, Suite A
P.O. Box 1298
Leesburg, VA 20177
Phone: 1-703-777-2176
Toll-free: 1-800-578-LCCC
Fax: 703-777-1392

Leesburg Organizations

Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce
5 Loudoun Street, SW, Suite A
P.O. Box 1298
Leesburg, VA 20177
Phone: 1-703-777-2176
Toll-free: 1-800-578-LCCC
Fax: 703-777-1392

Leesburg Libraries

Loudoun County Public Library

Loudoun County Libraries
102 Heritage Way NE # 103
Leesburg, VA 20176-4544
Phone: 703-777-0368

Rust Library
380 Old Waterford Rd NW
Leesburg, VA 20176-2121
Phone: 703-777-0323

The Balch Library
208 W. Market St
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: 703-737-7195
Fax: 703-737-7150

local history and genealogy library owned and operated by the Town of Leesburg.
See the website for hours of operation and other information

Leesburg Schools

Loudoun County Schools
Phone: 703-771-6440
e-mail: 102 North St NW
Leesburg, VA 20176-2203


Shenandoah University - Loudoun Campus
224 Cornwall St., NW
Leesburg, VA 20176
The Leesburg Campus is based at the former site of Loudoun Hospital Center.
Telephone: 703-777-7414 Fax: 703-777-4685 Leesburg


The population of Leesburg was:
1830 - 1,700
1850 - 1,688
1900 - 1,513
1990 - 16,202
1999 - 26,500
2000 - 28,500

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