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Welcome to Purcellville ...

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



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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Purcellville has a population of 10,207 people<2> (see below for details).

Purcellville is 540 feet [165 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The ZIP code for Purcellville: 20132<4>

Websites for Purcellville ...

Official Website:   www.purcellvilleva.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.loudounchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Purcellville had an population of 10,207 people. This is an increase of 32.1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 184.79% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Purcellville had a population of 7,727 people. This makes Purcellville the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Purcellville represents 0.1% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 49th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,727 people, the population of Purcellville increased 115.6% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,584 people).

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

Communities near Purcellville ...

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

  • Leesburg
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> 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>
  • Brunswick
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brunswick
    • Brunswick is located in Frederick County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,652 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunswick <6>
  • Charles Town
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Ranson
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranson
    • Ranson is located in Jefferson County (WV)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,360 people
    • Ranson has also been known as:
    • Corporation of Ranson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranson <6>
  • Poolesville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poolesville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> 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>
  • Berryville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Lovettsville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Bolivar
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolivar have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolivar
    • Bolivar is located in Jefferson County (WV)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,018 people
  • Middleburg
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Boyce
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Purcellville. 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 Purcellville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Purcellville. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Purcellville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Purcellville ...

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

Adding Purcellville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Purcellville post office opened in 1851.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Purcellville.

The official website for Purcellville: www.purcellvilleva.com/

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Purcellville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Purcellville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Purcellville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Purcellville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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.
<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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