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The Cities and communities of Loudoun County, Virginia *



Aldie,
Ashburn Ashburn Farm, Ashburn Manor, Ashburn Village

Belmont Greene, Brambleton, Broadlands

Cardinal Glen, Cascades, Cascades Park, Countryside

Exeter

Falls Ridge, Farmwell Hunt

Hamilton, Hillsboro

Leesburg, Lovettsville, Lucketts

Middleburg

Oatlands

Philomont, Purcellville

Regency, Richland Forest, Rivercrest, Round Hill

South Riding, Sterling, Sugarland Run

Tavistock Farms, Taylorstown

Waterford, Westerly

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

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Information & Facts about Loudoun County, Virginia

Government:

Official site for Loudoun County
1 Harrison Street, S.E
Leesburg, VA 20175
Main Phone: 703-777-0100
Administrator: 703-777-0200

County Seat Leesburg

Office of Clerk of Circuit Court
County of Loudoun
P.O. Box 550
Leesburg, VA 22075

Population:

1990 - 86,129
1999 - 154,374
2000 - 169,599
2001 - 185,386 (county estimate)
2010 - 304,216 (county projection)

Population density:
2000 - 326 persons per square mile

Location:

Loudoun County is located in northeastern Virginia between Washington, DC and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The western portions of the county are mainly small towns and villages with farming and ranches. In the eastern portions large cities and communities prosper with a close proximity to Washington, DC. The Dulles International Airport is in the county with many related businesses in the area. The county is part of the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan area.

This page lists how to get to the county and how to get around the county once you are here.

Neighboring counties include:
Northeast - Frederick County, Maryland
East - Montgomery County, Maryland
Southeast - Fairfax County and Prince William County
Southwest - Fauquier County
West - Clarke County
Northwest - Jefferson County, West Virginia and Washington County, Maryland

Climate:

The county has a seasonal climate with all four seasons represented

Here is a local weather page for the county
Try this weather page for the area

Other Facts & Figures:

County Seal

County flag

Median Household income:
1999 - $91,072
2000 - $108,858
2001 - $112,730
2002 - $116,649

Per capita income:
1999 - 33,056
2000 - $38,602
2001 - $39,975
2002 - $41,365

Median home value:
2000 - $250,000
Average rent:
2000 - about $850/month

Average age: 32 years

History:

Loudoun County was formed from Fairfax County in 1757. The area that is now Loudoun County was originally part of the large, five million acre Northern Neck of Virginia Proprietary grant from King Charles II of England to seven nobles in 1649. Later, the grant was known as the Fairfax Proprietary. Gradually, other counties were created from this grant. Finally, in 1742, Fairfax County was created from everything that was left after the other divisions. When Fairfax County was divided in 1757, the western section was named Loudoun to honor John Campbell, the Fourth Earl of Loudon. Leesburg was named the original county seat and has remained such to this date. As new settlers came into the area, they left many of the surrounding states, bringing with them their unique and diverse cultures. Together, the new settlers meshed their cultures to help form Loudoun County today.

History and Comprehensive Description of Loudoun County
This link has 109 pages from a book written in 1909 by James W. Head

Here is a history page for the county.

A brief history of Loudoun County from the Loudoun Museum

Here is another history page for the county

Geography:

Total area: 521 square miles
Total land area: 520 square miles
Total water area: 1 square mile

Genealogy:

Political Graveyard-Politicians who were born or died in Loudoun County

Loudoun County page - US GenWeb Site

Cemetery Records in the county

Find vital records in the county

Libraries:

Thomas Balch Library

208 W. Market St.
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: 703-737-7195
Fax: 703-737-7150
The Thomas Balch Library is operated by the Town of Leesburg as a center for local history and genealogy.
The library is open to the public.

The National Sporting Library
102 The Plains Road
P.O. Box 1335
Middleburg, Virginia 20118
Phone: 540-687-6542
Fax: 540-687-8540
A research center for horse and field sports with over 13,000 items in a 15,000 square foot facility
The library celebrated 50 years in 2004

Law Library
18 N. King Street (corner of King and Market Streets)
Leesburg, VA 20176
Public Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 703-777-0695
This Loudoun County library is managed by the Clerk of the Circuit Court. It is open to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9 and 4. Licensed attorneys may access the library at other times through arrangements with the clerk's office.

Loudoun County Public Library
908 Trailview Boulevard
Leesburg, VA 20175
703-777-0368 (V/TTY)
Email

Schools:

Loudoun County Public Schools
102 North Street, NW
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: 703-771-6400
Metro: 703-689-1600
schools@loudoun.k12.va.us

Higher Education in the county

Economy:

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Loudoun Agricultural Development
1 Harrison Street, SE
5th Floor, P.O. Box 7000
Leesburg, VA, USA 20177
Phone: 703-777-0426
Fax: 703-771-5363
The goal is to increase the value of traditional agricultural products, increase the diversity and marketability of non-traditional agricultural products, while preserving the rural character of the County.

Organizations & Groups:

Washington Dulles International Airport

Loudoun County Convention and Visitors Association
222 Catoctin Circle SE, Suite 100
Leesburg, VA 20175
Toll-free: 800-752-6118
Phone: 703-771-2617

Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce
5 Loudoun Street, SW, Suite A
Leesburg, VA 20175-2908
Phone: 1-703-777-2176
Toll-free: 1-800-578-LCCC

Loudoun County Republican Committee

Loudoun County Democratic Committee

Loudoun Arts Council

Attractions & Other Information:

LAUGHS Festival
Loudoun's Annual Unforgettable Gigantic Hilarious Storyfest
held in June each year
Master storytellers gather to spin yarns about personal escapades, wisdom and perform adaptations from American literature

Relocation to the area

Historic Sites
in the county

Loudoun County Guide

Loudoun County Links

Loudoun County Area Guide

Loudoun County Online

Loudoun Ballet

Loudoun Symphony
15 N. King St.
Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone: 703-771-8287

Master Singers of Virginia
Phone: 703-327-6628
The Master Singers is a 28 member choral ensemble bringing a variety of choral works of the highest artistic quality to the people of the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area.

Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: 202-357-2700
Hours: 10:00am - 5:30pm daily; closed Christmas Day
Admission Fee: Admission is free; fee for parking.
The Udvar-Hazy Center is the Smithsonian Institution`s National Air and Space Museum companion center near Dulles International Airport. The 760,000-square-foot hangar facility has 80 aircraft and spacecraft on display now, and will eventually display over 200 aircraft and 135 spacecraft. The museum also features an observation tower from which visitors can watch air traffic at Dulles Airport, a large-format IMAX theater, flight simulators, and a museum store.

Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum
21668 Heritage Farm Lane
Sterling, VA 20164
Phone: 703-421-5322
Hours: Tue-Sat 10AM-5PM; Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas
This museum contains exhibits on the 300 years of farming history and rural life of Loudoun County. Grounds include farm animals, barns, and an 18th century farm house.

White`s Ferry
24801 White`s Ferry Rd.
Dickerson, MD 20842
Phone: 301-349-5200
White`s Ferry is the only operating ferry on the Potomac River, offering a short-cut from Western Montgomery County to Leesburg. Located off on Rt. 15, just north of Leesburg. You may also rent canoes and jon boats, and picnic on the Maryland shore. Commuter rates available.

Loudoun Museum
16 Loudoun St., SW
Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone: 703-777-7427
Hours: Mon-Sat 10AM-5PM; Sun 1PM-5PM

Ball`s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park
Ball`s Bluff Rd.
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: 703-779-9372
Hours: Open Daily, Dawn to Dusk
Tours available - please call ahead
Admission Fee: Free
Civil War Battlefield on the Potomac River hill where the Union fell backward into the river in a defeat that merited a congressional investigation. Self-guided tours. Guided group tours by appointment.

Oatlands Plantation
20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane
Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone: 703-777-3174
Oatlands was constructed around 1804 and features a beautiful mansion, a four acre garden and other outbuildings. The grounds are often used for weddings, meetings and other events.

Morven Park/Governor Westmoreland Davis Mansion
17263 Southern Planter Ln.
Leesburg, VA 20178
Phone: 703-777-2414
Hours: April through December, Friday through Monday.
Tours: Tours on the hour at 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Allow 2 hours to tour the entire facility.
Admission Fee: $7/adult, $6/senior, $1/child ages 6-12
A 1,200 acre estate featuring a Greek Revivial mansion that was the last home of former Virginia Governor Westmoreland Davis. The adjacent Morven Park International Equestrian Center is the location for many special events year-round.

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