Leesburg, Virginia, the county seat of Loudoun County, served as a commercial center for the region during the days of early settlement. The Civil War Battle of Ball's Bluff was fought here along the banks of the Potomac River. The town was chartered as Leesburg in 1758. Today, Leesburg has more than 65 restaurants and 250 retail stores that draw shoppers from around the Washington DC Capital region. The historic district is a popular destination for fine dining, antiquing, shopping, and recreation.
LocationLeesburg is located in Loudoun County, Virginia approximately 35 miles northwest of Washington, DC. It is about 15 miles from Dulles International Airport. Visitors from Maryland enjoy traveling to Leesburg via a five-minute ride across White’s Ferry.
Communities Near LeesburgAshburn, Paeonian Springs, Waterford,
DemographicsAccording to the 2000 census, Leesburg is home to 33,319 residents. The race breakdown is as follows: White: 83.3%; Black: 9.2%; Asian: 2.6%; Hispanic/Latino: 5.9%. Population under age 18: 29.4%; 65 and over: 6.1%; Median household income: $68,861 (1999); Persons below poverty level 3.6% (1999).
- Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets
- Leesburg Animal Park
- Historic Morven Park
- Loudoun Museum
- Oatlands Historic House and Gardens
- Ball's Bluff Regional Park
- Dodona Manor
Annual EventsLoudoun County Fair
Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival
Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks
Christmas in Leesburg