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Welcome to Herndon ...

The town of Herndon is located in Fairfax County<1>.


The location of Herndon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Herndon, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1858.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Herndon has a population of 24,709 people<3> (see below for details).

Herndon is 350 feet [107 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Herndon: (703) and (571)<5>

Websites for Herndon ...

Official Website:   www.town.herndon.va.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.herndondulleschamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Herndon had an population of 24,709 people. This is an increase of 6.08% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Herndon had a population of 23,292 people. This makes Herndon the county's most populous community.

The population of Herndon represents 0.29% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 24th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 23,292 people, the population of Herndon increased 7.56% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 21,655 people).

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

Communities Also Named Herndon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 15 communities that are also named Herndon - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Florida, Georgia (2), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Herndon ...

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

  • Arlington
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Rockville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
    • Rockville is located in Montgomery County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,512 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockville <6>
  • Gaithersburg
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Leesburg
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesburg
    • Leesburg is located in Loudoun County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,488 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leesburg <6>
  • Manassas
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Fairfax
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Manassas Park
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manassas Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manassas Park
    • Manassas Park is located in Manassas Park City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,004 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas Park <6>
  • Vienna
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Falls Church
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Poolesville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poolesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poolesville
    • Poolesville is located in Montgomery County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,249 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poolesville <6>

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 Herndon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Herndon.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Herndon.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Herndon ...

Looking for more information about Herndon? 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 Herndon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Herndon.

Adding Herndon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Herndon 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 Herndon was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Herndon post office opened in 1858.

We also found Herndon in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Herndon.

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: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Fairfax, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Herndon.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Herndon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (571) is an overlay for area code (703).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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