A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Leesburg ...
The location of Leesburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Leesburg has a population of 53,727 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Leesburg.
Leesburg is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Leesburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Websites for Leesburg ...
Official Website: www.leesburgva.org/
Chamber of Commerce: www.loudounchamber.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Leesburg had an population of 53,727 people. This is an increase of 26.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 89.77% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Leesburg had a population of 42,616 people (which is 13.65% of the total population of Loudoun County). This makes Leesburg the county's most populous community.
The population of Leesburg represents 0.53% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 42,616 people, the population of Leesburg increased 50.53% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 28,311 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Leesburg.
Adding Leesburg to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Leesburg in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Leesburg elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Leesburg on a Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Leesburg on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Leesburg ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Leesburg - they are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi (2), New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Leesburg.
Communities near Leesburg ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Leesburg.
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 Leesburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Leesburg.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Leesburg. 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 Leesburg.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Leesburg. Our list includes 25 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Leesburg.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Leesburg ...
Looking for more information about Leesburg? 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 Leesburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Leesburg.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Leesburg: www.leesburgva.org/
The official website for Loudoun County: www.co.loudoun.va.us/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 08 Jun 2021