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Welcome to Hamilton ...

The town of Hamilton is located in Loudoun County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Hamilton, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Hamilton, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

When the people of Hamilton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Hamiltonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hamilton has a population of 629 people<4> (see below for details).

Hamilton is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Hamilton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Hamilton: 20158<6>

Websites for Hamilton ...

Chamber of Commerce:

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Hamilton, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hamilton had an population of 629 people. This is an increase of 24.31% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.92% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hamilton had a population of 506 people. This makes Hamilton the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 506 people, the population of Hamilton decreased 9.96% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 562 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hamilton.

Communities Also Named Hamilton ...

While we believe that this Hamilton is located in Loudoun County, we know of another 3 Virginia communities named Hamilton. Those communities are located in the following counties: Cumberland, Dinwiddie and Spotsylvania County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 75 communities that are also named Hamilton - they are located in Alabama (2), Alaska, Arkansas (2), California (3), Colorado (4), Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (5), Iowa, Kansas (5), Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland (2), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (3), Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey (2), New Mexico, New York (2), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin (3) and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hamilton.

Communities near Hamilton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hamilton.

  • Leesburg
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    • Leesburg lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the east of Hamilton.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,488 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leesburg<9>
  • Herndon
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    • Herndon lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Hamilton.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,573 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herndon have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herndon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herndon<9>
  • Brunswick
  • Charles Town
  • Ranson
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    • Ranson lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Hamilton.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,360 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranson have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ranson has also been known as:
    • Corporation of Ranson
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranson<9>
  • Poolesville
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    • Poolesville lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the east of Hamilton.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,249 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poolesville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poolesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poolesville<9>
  • Berryville
  • Lovettsville
  • Bolivar
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    • Bolivar lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the north of Hamilton.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,018 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolivar have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
  • Middleburg

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hamilton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hamilton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hamilton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hamilton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hamilton. See our Newspapers Page for Hamilton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hamilton ...

Looking for more information about Hamilton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hamilton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hamilton.

Adding Hamilton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hamilton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Hamilton was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Hamilton in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Hamilton.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hamilton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Loudoun County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Loudoun, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Hamilton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Hamilton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hamilton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hamilton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Hamilton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hamilton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hamilton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hamilton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HamiltonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hamilton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1347, Longitude: -77.6635       In this case, the coordinates for Hamilton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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