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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Herndon.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Herndon ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Baltimore (MD). It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the northeast of Herndon. Baltimore (MD) has a population of 612,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Arlington. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the east of Herndon and has a population of 208,000 people.

For comparison, Herndon has a population of 24,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Herndon and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Annapolis (MD)   [Map]   39,321   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bowie (MD)   [Map]   58,859   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
College Park (MD)   [Map]   32,303   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Frederick (MD)   [Map]   71,408   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Gaithersburg (MD)   [Map]   68,710   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hagerstown (MD)   [Map]   40,306   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Laurel (MD)   [Map]   25,906   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Rockville (MD)   [Map]   68,401   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Alexandria   [Map]   160,035   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Fairfax   [Map]   24,097   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Fredericksburg   [Map]   28,360   S   46 miles [74 km]
Leesburg   [Map]   54,215   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Manassas   [Map]   41,501   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Petersburg   [Map]   ---   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Winchester   [Map]   27,932   W   44 miles [70.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashburn Village   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ashburn   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Chantilly   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Countryside   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Great Falls   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Lee-Hi Village   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Oak Grove   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
Oakton   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Random Hills   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Reston   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Shouse Village   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Sterling   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Sugarland Run   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Vienna   [Map]   16,544   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wolf Trap   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]

For more communities neighboring Herndon, please visit our County-by-County Page for Herndon.

Fairfax County ...

Herndon is located in Fairfax County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fairfax County: Charles (MD), Montgomery (MD), Prince George's (MD), Arlington, Falls Church City, Loudoun & Prince William.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Herndon ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Herndon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Herndon ...

Looking for more information about Herndon? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Herndon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Herndon.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Herndon.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Herndon. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Herndon. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Virginia

    Virginia Tourism
    Parks for Virginia

    Fishing in Virginia
    Hunting in Virginia

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Virginia Statewide Tourism
    Herndon Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Herndon


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Virginia

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Virginia

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Virginia

Airports Near Herndon ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Herndon.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   WSW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Leesburg Exec.(ICAO: KJYO)   [Map]   JYO   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Manassas Muni.(HEF/KHEF)   [Map]   HEF   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Montgomery County Airpark (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]   GAI   NE   18 miles [29 km]
College Park Airport(ICAO: KCGS)   [Map]   CGS   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Washington Exec.   [Map]   W32   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Maryland Airport   [Map]   2W5   SSE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Frederick Muni.(ICAO: KFDK)   [Map]   FDK   N   30 miles [48.3 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Herndon.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Herndon. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   WSW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   ENE   41 miles [66 km]
Harrisburg Intl. (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]   MDT   NNE   90 miles [144.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Charlottesville Airport (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   CHO   SW   81 miles [130.4 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   WSW   94 miles [151.3 km]
Wicomico Rgnl.(SBY/KSBY)   [Map]   SBY   ESE   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Leesburg Exec.(ICAO: KJYO)   [Map]   JYO   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Manassas Muni.(HEF/KHEF)   [Map]   HEF   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Montgomery County Airpark (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]   GAI   NE   18 miles [29 km]
College Park Airport(ICAO: KCGS)   [Map]   CGS   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Washington Exec.   [Map]   W32   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Maryland Airport   [Map]   2W5   SSE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Frederick Muni.(ICAO: KFDK)   [Map]   FDK   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Warrenton - Fauquier Airport(ICAO: KHWY)   [Map]   HWY   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
        Website for Baltimore - Washington International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Leesburg Exec.   (ICAO: KJYO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Manassas Muni.   (HEF/KHEF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery County Airpark   (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery County Airpark
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
College Park Airport   (ICAO: KCGS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Frederick Muni.   (ICAO: KFDK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Warrenton - Fauquier Airport   (ICAO: KHWY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tipton Airport   (FME/KFME)   [Map]
        Website for Tipton Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Harrisburg Intl.   (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]
        Website for Harrisburg International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Culpeper Rgnl.   (ICAO: KCJR)   [Map]
        Website for Culpeper Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winchester Rgnl.   (ICAO: KOKV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Eastern West Virginia Rgnl.   (MRB/KMRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Philadelphia Intl.   (PHL/KPHL)   [Map]
        Website for Philadelphia International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
University Park Airport   (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]
        Website for University Park Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Newport News Intl.   (PHF/KPHF)   [Map]
        Website for Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Charlottesville Airport   (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]
        Website for Charlottesville - Albemarle Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
        Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wicomico Rgnl.   (SBY/KSBY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Herndon: www.town.herndon.va.us/

The official website for Fairfax County: www.co.fairfax.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: www.virginia.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Herndon.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Herndon. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Herndon) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Herndon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Herndon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Herndon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9699, Longitude: -77.3868     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Herndon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Herndon), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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