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Welcome to Leesburg ...

The town of Leesburg is located in Loudoun County<1> and is the County Seat for Loudoun County.

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.

  • Gaithersburg [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaithersburg
    • Gaithersburg [Montgomery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Leesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 67,985 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaithersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaithersburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaithersburg<6>
  • Herndon [Fairfax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herndon
    • Herndon [Fairfax County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Leesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,601 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herndon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herndon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herndon<6>
  • Purcellville [Loudoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purcellville
    • Purcellville [Loudoun County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Leesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,178 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purcellville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purcellville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Purcellville<6>
  • Brunswick [Frederick County]
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    • Brunswick [Frederick County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Leesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,491 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunswick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunswick<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Poolesville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poolesville
      • Poolesville [Montgomery County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Leesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,244 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Poolesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poolesville<6>
    • Lovettsville [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovettsville
      • Lovettsville [Loudoun County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Leesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovettsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovettsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovettsville<6>
    • Bolivar [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolivar
      • Bolivar [Jefferson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Leesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,022 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolivar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
    • Middleburg [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleburg
      • Middleburg [Loudoun County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Leesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 834 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleburg<6>
    • Round Hill [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Hill
      • Round Hill [Loudoun County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Leesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 656 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Round Hill<6>
    • Hamilton [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
      • Hamilton [Loudoun County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Leesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 629 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<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 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 ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Loudoun County

About Virginia

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/

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>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 have 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 Leesburg.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Leesburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Leesburg) 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 Leesburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Leesburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leesburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1045, Longitude: -77.5554       In this case, the coordinates for Leesburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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