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Encyclopedia > Loudoun County, Virginia
Loudoun County, Virginia
Map
Map of Virginia highlighting Loudoun County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1757
Seat Leesburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

521 sq mi (1,349 km²)
520 sq mi (1,347 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.24%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

169,599
326/sq mi (126/km²)
Website: www.loudoun.gov

Loudoun County (pronounced "LOUD-un"; IPA: ['laʊdn̩]) is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States, and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. As of July 2006, the county is estimated to be home to 268,817 people, [1] a 58 percent increase over the 2000 figure of 169,599. That increase makes the county the fastest growing in the United States during that period. Its county seat is Leesburg6. As of 2007, the town had been county seat for 249 of the last 250 years[1]. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_VA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Virginia ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Leesburg is a historic town and is the county seat of Loudoun County, Virginia, United States of America. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... IPA may refer to: The International Phonetic Alphabet or India Pale Ale ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... It has been suggested that National Capital Region (United States) be merged into this article or section. ... The death toll from the July 2006 Java earthquake and the tsunami rises to 226. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Leesburg is a historic town and is the county seat of Loudoun County, Virginia, United States of America. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Loudoun County briefly emerged as the wealthiest jurisdiction in the nation, when in 2005 household median income surpassed $98,000, exceeding neighboring Fairfax County at $94,610.[2] However, Loudoun fell back to second next year when Fairfax County's household median reached $100,318 compared to Loudon's $99,371[3]. Fairfax County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ...

Contents

History

Loudoun County was established in 1757 from Fairfax County. The county is named for John Campbell, Fourth Earl of Loudoun and Governor of Virginia from 1756–59. Western settlement began in the 1720s and 1730s with Quakers, Scots-Irish, Germans and others moving south from Pennsylvania and Maryland and by English and African slaves moving upriver from Tidewater. Fairfax County is a county in Northern Virginia, in the United States. ... For other persons of the same name, see John Campbell. ... The Earl of Loudoun is a title in the Peerage of Scotland, created in 1633. ... This is a list of colonial governors of Virginia. ... Quaker redirects here. ... Scots-Irish (also called Ulster Scots) is a Scottish ethnic group that historically resided in Ireland which ultimately traces its roots back to settlers from Scotland, and to a lesser extent, England. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... The history of slavery covers many different forms of human exploitation across many cultures and throughout human history. ... The Tidewater region of Virginia is the southeastern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia, centered on Hampton Roads. ...


By the time of the American Revolution, it was the most populous county in Virginia. During the War of 1812, important Federal documents and government archives were evacuated from Washington and stored at Leesburg for safe keeping. Local tradition holds that these documents were stored at Rokeby House and thus that Leesburg was briefly the capitol of the United States. John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen... This article is about the U.S.–U.K. war. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Leesburg is a historic town and is the county seat of Loudoun County, Virginia, United States of America. ...


Early in the American Civil War, the Battle of Balls Bluff took place near Leesburg on October 21, 1861. Future jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was critically wounded in that battle along the Potomac River. During the Gettysburg Campaign in June 1863, Confederate Major General J.E.B. Stuart and Union cavalry clashed in the battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville. Confederate partisan John S. Mosby based his operations in Loudoun and adjoining Fauquier County (for a more in-depth account of the history of Loudoun County during the Civil War, see Loudoun County in the American Civil War). Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... The Battle of Balls Bluff, also known as the Battle of Harrison’s Landing or the Battle of Leesburg, took place on October 21, 1861, in Loudoun County, Virginia, as part of Major General George B. McClellans operations in northern Virginia during the American Civil War. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Meade and Lee of Gettysburg Gettysburg Campaign (through July 3); cavalry movements shown with dashed lines. ... A group of Confederate soldiers The Confederate States Army (CSA) was organized in February 1861 to defend the newly formed Confederate States of America from military action by the United States government during the American Civil War. ... Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... James Ewell Brown Stuart (February 6, 1833 – May 12, 1864) was an American soldier from Virginia and a Confederate Army general during the American Civil War. ... The 21st Michigan Infantry, a company of Shermans veterans. ... Not to be confused with Golgotha, which was called Calvary. ... The Battle of Aldie took place on June 17, 1863, in Loudoun County, Virginia, as part of the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War. ... Battle of Middleburg Conflict American Civil War Date June 17-19, 1863 Place Loudoun County, Virginia Result Inconclusive The Battle of Middleburg took place from June 17-19, 1863 in Loudoun County, Virginia as part of the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Alfred Pleasonton J.E.B. Stuart Strength Divisions Divisions Casualties 400 total (US and CS) 400 total (US and CS) The Battle of Upperville took place on June 21, 1863, in Loudoun County, Virginia, as part of the Gettysburg Campaign... Look up partisan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... John Singleton Mosby John Singleton Mosby (December 6, 1833 – May 30, 1916), also known as the Gray Ghost, was a Confederate partisan Ranger (guerrilla fighter) in the American Civil War. ... Fauquier County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Loudoun County in the Civil War - Loudoun County, Virginia was destined to be an area of great military activity during the American Civil War. ...


Notable people from Loudoun County

James Monroe constructed and resided at Oak Hill near Aldie after his presidency. American Civil War Brigadier General Robert H. Chilton (Chief of Staff under Robert E. Lee) was a native of Loudoun County. World War II general George C. Marshall resided at Dodona Manor in Leesburg. Entertainer Arthur Godfrey lived near historic Waterford, Virginia. Loudoun County is also notable for being the birthplace of Julia Neale Jackson, mother of Stonewall Jackson, and Susan Catherine Koerner, mother of the Wright Brothers.[4][5] For other persons named James Monroe, see James Monroe (disambiguation). ... South façade of Oak Hill. ... Aldie is an unincorporated village located on the John Mosby Highway (U.S. Route 50) between Gilberts Corner and Middleburg in Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ... Robert Hall Chilton (February 25, 1815 – February 18, 1879) was an officer in the U.S. Army and then a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. ... The chief of staff is the chief aide to the commander of larger military formations and units. ... For other uses, see Robert E. Lee (disambiguation). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... For other persons named George Marshall, see George Marshall (disambiguation). ... Dodona Manor is a National Historic Landmark, located in Leesburg, Virginia. ... In this CBS publicity photo of Arthur Godfrey Time, vocalist Patti Clayton is seen at the far right and Godfrey sits in the foreground. ... Waterford is an unincorporated village in Loudoun County, Virginia located along Catoctin Creek. ... Julia Neale Jackson (1789-1831) was the mother of Confederate General Thomas Jonathon Stonewall Jackson. ... For other uses of Stonewall Jackson, see Stonewall Jackson (disambiguation). ... The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871–January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867–May 30, 1912), were two Americans generally credited with building the worlds first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and heavier-than-air human flight on December 17, 1903. ...


Law and government

Like all counties in Virginia, Loudoun is governed by a board of supervisors. The Chairman of the Board is elected by the voters at-large while the remaining supervisors are elected from each of eight election districts in the county. All nine members serve concurrent terms of four years. While the board handles policy issues and sets the budget, day-to-day operations of the county government are handled by a County Administrator appointed by the board. As of 2006, six of the supervisors are members of the Republican Party: Vice-Chairman Bruce E. Tulloch, Lori Waters, Stephen J. Snow, Jim Clem, Eugene Delgaudio, and Mick Staton. One supervisor, Sally R. Kurtz, is of the Democratic Party, while the remaining two, Jim Burton and Chairman Scott K. York, are Independents. Due to the chairman being elected separately, Chairman York does not command a majority support. Because of this, after the most recent election the Republican members moved to strip much of the authority and power from the chairman and give it to Vice-Chairman Tulloch.[6] The current board, among other officials in Loudoun, is the subject of a federal investigation of possible corruption relating to land deals.[7] The Board of Supervisors is the body governing counties in Arizona, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Virginia, and Wisconsin. ... GOP redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...


2007 Election

On November 6, 2007, voters in Loudoun County voted to remove four incumbent Republicans from the existing Board of Supervisors. Vice-Chairman Bruce E. Tulloch (Potomac) and Supervisors Stephen J. Snow (Dulles), Jim Clem (Leesburg), and Mick Staton (Sugarland Run) lost their re-election bids. Democratic challengers Andrea McGimsey, Stevens R. Miller, C. Kelly Burk, and Susan Climek Buckley will replace them respectively, at the beginning of the new term in January 2008. Chairman Scott K. York (I-At Large) and Supervisors Lori Waters (R-Broad Run), Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling), Sally Kurtz (D-Catoctin), and Jim Burton (I-Blue Ridge) will all retain their seats for the new term. The make-up of the incoming Board of Supervisors is five Democrats, two Republicans, and two Independents. [8]


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Loudoun County has a total area of 1,350 km² (521 sq mi). 1,346 km² (520 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.24%) is water. It is bounded on the North by the Potomac River; across the river are Frederick and Montgomery Counties in Maryland; it is bounded on the south by Prince William and Fauquier Counties, on the west by watershed of the Blue Ridge Mountains across which are Jefferson County, West Virginia and Clarke County, and on the east by Fairfax County. The Bull Run Mountains and Catoctin Mountain bisect the county. To the west of the range is the Loudoun Valley. Bisecting the Loudoun Valley from Hillsboro to the Potomac River is Short Hill Mountain. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Frederick County is located in the western part of the U.S. state of Maryland, bordering the southern border of Pennsylvania and the northeastern border of Virginia. ... Montgomery County of the U.S. state of Maryland is situated just north of Washington, D.C. and Southwest of Baltimore. ... Prince William County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. ... Fauquier County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Blue Ridge Mountains, Shining Rock Wilderness Area Appalachian Mountain system The Blue Ridge is a mountain chain in the eastern United States, part of the Appalachian Mountains, forming their eastern front from Georgia to Pennsylvania. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1836 Seat Berryville Area  - Total  - Water 462 km² (178 mi²) 4 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... Fairfax County is a county in Northern Virginia, in the United States. ... The Bull Run Mountains are the easternmost mountain chain in the U.S. state of Virginia, stretching approximately sixteen miles in Loudoun, Prince William and Fauquier counties from Broad Run to Aldie. ... Catoctin Mountain is the easternmost spur of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are in turn a part of the Appalachian Mountain Range. ... The Loudoun Valley is a small, but historically significant valley located in northwestern Virginia in the United States. ... Hillsboro is a town located in Loudoun County, Virginia. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Short Hill Mountain is a mountain ridge in the Blue Ridge Mountains. ...


Street addresses

Block numbers in the unincorporated areas of Loudoun County, with the exception of older Sterling Park and the community of CountrySide, are assigned in the following manner: on north-south streets, block numbers increase from north to south and range from 10000 to 29900; on east-west streets, block numbers increase from west to east and range from 30000 to 49900. An address is a code and abstract concept expressing the fixed location of a home, business or other building on the earths surface. ...


Adjacent counties

Fairfax County is a county in Northern Virginia, in the United States. ... Prince William County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. ... Fauquier County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1836 Seat Berryville Area  - Total  - Water 462 km² (178 mi²) 4 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Frederick County is located in the western part of the U.S. state of Maryland, bordering the southern border of Pennsylvania and the northeastern border of Virginia. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Montgomery County of the U.S. state of Maryland is situated just north of Washington, D.C. and Southwest of Baltimore. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ...

Major Highways

Image File history File links US_15. ... U.S. Highway 15 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 794 miles from central New York to southern South Carolina. ... Image File history File links US_50. ... U.S. Route 50 is a major east-west route of the U.S. Highway system, stretching just over 3000 miles (4800 km) from West Sacramento, California east to Ocean City, Maryland on the Atlantic Ocean. ... Image File history File links Virginia_7. ... Virginia State Highway 7 (also known simply as Route 7) is a major surface highway and busy commuter route in Northern Virginia. ... Image File history File links Virginia_28. ... State Route 28 is a state highway that traverses the counties of Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William, and Fauquier in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Image File history File links Virginia_267. ... State Route 267 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Image File history File links Iowa_606. ... The Loudoun County Parkway is a secondary state highway in eastern Loudoun County, Virginia. ...

Economy

Traditionally a rural county, Loudoun's population has grown dramatically since the 1980s. Having undergone heavy suburbanization in the past few decades, Loudoun has a full-fledged service economy. It is home to world headquarters for several Internet-related and high tech companies, including Verizon Business,Telos, Orbital Sciences Corporation, and America Online. Like Fairfax County's Dulles Corridor, Loudoun County has economically benefited from the existence of Washington Dulles International Airport, the majority of which is located in the county along its border with Fairfax. Loudoun does retain a strong rural economy in the western part of the county. The Equine Industry has an estimated revenue of $78 Million dollars. It is home to the Morven Park International Equestrian Center which hosts national horse trials. Loudoun has 12 wineries[9] and over 25 active farms. Loudoun has rich soil and was in the late 1800s the fourth-largest wheat producer in the U.S.[10] Service economy can refer to one or both of two recent economic developments. ... High tech refers to high technology, technology that is at the cutting-edge and the most advanced currently available. ... MCI logo MCI, Inc. ... It has been proposed below that Telos be renamed and moved to Telos (Star Wars). ... Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC, though commonly abbreviated as Orbital) is a Dulles, Virginia company which specializes in satellite launch and manufacture. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... , FAA Airport Diagram Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD, ICAO: KIAD, FAA LID: IAD) is a public airport located 25 miles (40 km) west of the central business district of Washington, D.C., in Loudoun County and Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Morven Park is an estate in Leesburg, Virginia, USA, that includes an historic mansion, a museum devoted to hounds and hunting, and a carriage collection. ... Species T. aestivum T. boeoticum T. dicoccoides T. dicoccon T. durum T. monococcum T. spelta T. sphaerococcum T. timopheevii References:   ITIS 42236 2002-09-22 Wheat Wheat For the indie rock group, see Wheat (band). ...


Recent development

In recent years, Loudoun has become one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation. The once rural county now has a mecca of industry centered around Washington Dulles International Airport. $1,000,000+ homes are springing up throughout the countryside. In light of this, the county has placed many building restrictions in an attempt to retain the rural feel. , FAA Airport Diagram Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD, ICAO: KIAD, FAA LID: IAD) is a public airport located 25 miles (40 km) west of the central business district of Washington, D.C., in Loudoun County and Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 21,948
1910 21,167 -3.6%
1920 20,577 -2.8%
1930 19,852 -3.5%
1940 20,291 2.2%
1950 21,147 4.2%
1960 24,549 16.1%
1970 37,150 51.3%
1980 57,427 54.6%
1990 86,129 50.0%
2000 169,599 96.9%
Est. 2006 268,817 58.5%

As of the census² of 2000, there were 169,599 people, 59,900 households, and 45,044 families residing in the county. The population density was 126/km² (326/sq mi). There were 62,160 housing units at an average density of 46/km² (120/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 82.79% White, 6.89% Black or African American, 5.35% Asian, 0.21% Native American, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.26% from other races, and 2.44% from two or more races. 5.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


In 2005 69.7% of Loudoun County's population was non-Hispanic whites. 7.5% of the population was African-American. 0.3% were Native Americans. The percentage of Asians in the overall population had more than doubled to 11.3%, which meant the number of Asians in Loudoun County was increasing a lot faster than the population overall. The Asian population in the county had increased over 150%. Loudoun County also had seen a very slight increase in the percentage of people reporting two or more races, to 2.5%, despite the fact that the figures for 2005 were doctored and everyone who marked "Some other race" was lumped under white, and those who had marked "some other race" and "white" were removed from the list of people marking more than one race. Latinos were 9.3% of the population, still a number that meant they had more than doubled in five years, but not increasing as fast in numbers as the Asians were.


As of 2000 there were 59,900 households out of which 43.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.30% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.80% were non-families. 18.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.24. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 29.80% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 38.90% from 25 to 44, 20.00% from 45 to 64, and 5.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.50 males.


In August 2007, a survey concluded that Loudoun County has the second highest median income in the country at just over $99,000.[3]


Towns

Incorporated towns

Hamilton is a town located in Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Hillsboro is a town located in Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Leesburg is a historic town and is the county seat of Loudoun County, Virginia, United States of America. ... Lovettsville is a town located in Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Motto: Semel Et Semper Coordinates: State Virginia County Loudon Mayor Betsy Davis Area    - City 1. ... Purcellville is a town located in Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Round Hill is a town in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States. ...

Unincorporated communities

Airmont is an unincorporated village in Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Aldie is an unincorporated village located on the John Mosby Highway (U.S. Route 50) between Gilberts Corner and Middleburg in Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Arcola is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. Leesburg is situated 14 miles northwest of Arcola, the capital Washington, D.C. lies 33 miles to the east. ... Ashburn, Virginia is an unincorporated area located in Loudoun County, Virginia, 30 miles west of Washington, D.C., and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. ... Belmont is an unincorporated community on Goose Creek in Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Bloomfield is an unincorporated hamlet in Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Bluemont is an unincorporated village in Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. It is located near the incorporated town of Round Hill. ... Brambleton is an unincorporated planned community in Ashburn, Virginia of Loudoun County, off of the Dulles Toll Road. ... Broadlands is an unincorporated planned community in Ashburn, Virginia near the Dulles Greenway in Loudoun County. ... Conklin is a small unincorporated village south of Washington Dulles International Airport in Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Dover is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. Dover is located east of Middleburg at the intersection of U.S. Highway 50, Champe Ford Road (629 South), and Cobb House Road (629 North). ... Dulles is an unincorporated area in Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Elvan is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. Originally known as Jumbo, Elvan is located on Elvan Road off of Mountain Road (VA 690) in northern Loudoun County. ... Eubanks is an unincorporated community in northern Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. Eubanks is located on Woodgrove Road (VA 719) north of Round Hill and south of the South Fork Catoctin Creek. ... Gleedsville is an unincorporated village in Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Georges Mill is an unincorporated village in northern Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Gilberts Corner is an unincorporated area at the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and U.S. Route 15 in Loudoun County, Virginia to the east of Aldie. ... Howardsville is an unincorporated community in southwestern Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Lansdowne is an unincorporated planned community located near Leesburg, Virginia. ... Leithtown or Pot House is an unincorporated village in Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Lenah is an unincorporated village on U.S. Route 50 in Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Lincoln is an unincorporated village in Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Loudoun Heights is an unincorporated village in Loudoun County, Virginia near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. ... Lucketts is an unincorporated historic hamlet in Loudoun County, Virginia along US 15 north of Leesburg. ... Morrisonville is an unincorporated community in northern Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. It is located on Morrisonville Road (Virginia Secondary Route 693). ... Mount Gilead is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. Mount Gilead lies the east of the North Fork Catoctin Creek. ... Neersville is an unincorporated community in northwestern Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. It is located in the Between the Hills area of the Loudoun Valley on Harpers Ferry Road (Virginia Secondary Route 671) at the foot of Short Hill Mountain. ... Oak Grove is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. Oak Grove is located on the Fairfax County border between the communities of Sterling Park and Herndon. ... Oatlands is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. Oatlands is located on the James Monroe Highway (U.S. Highway 15) along Goose Creek. ... Paeonian Springs is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. It is located on the Charles Town Pike (Virginia State Route 9) near its intersection with the Harry Byrd Highway (Virginia State Route 7). ... Paxson is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. Paxson lies south of Round Hill at the crossroads of Snickersville Turnpike (Virginia Secondary Route 734) and Yellow Schoolhouse Road. ... Philomont is a small rural village in western Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Sterling, Virginia is a Washington, D.C. suburb, northwest of Herndon and Reston, Virginia, close to Dulles International Airport. ... Potomac Green is a 300-acre unincorporated planned community in Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. Potomac Green is located near Ashburn and is a Del Webb community. ... Randolph Corner is an unincorporated community on Willisville Road (VA 623) in southwestern Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. Maps and aerial photos Street map from Google Maps, or Yahoo! Maps, or Windows Live Local Satellite image from Google Maps, Windows Live Local, WikiMapia Topographic map from TopoZone Aerial image or topographic... River Creek is a planned community in Loudoun County, Virginia, located 30 miles west of Washington, D.C. and north of Leesburg on the Potomac River. ... Ryan is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. Maps and aerial photos Street map from Google Maps, or Yahoo! Maps, or Windows Live Local Satellite image from Google Maps, Windows Live Local, WikiMapia Topographic map from TopoZone Aerial image or topographic map from TerraServer-USA Categories: | | ... Saint Louis is an unincorporated community in southern Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. Saint Louis lies on Saint Louis Road (Virginia Secondary Route 611). ... Scattersville is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. Scattersville is located to the northwest of Lucketts along the eastern flanks of Catoctin Mountain. ... Silcott Spring is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. Silcott Spring lies to the south of the North Fork Catoctin Creek at the crossroads of Paxson (VA 725) and Silcott Spring (VA 690) Roads. ... South Riding is an unincorporated planned community in Chantilly, Virginia of southeastern Loudoun County. ... Sterling, Virginia is an unincorporated Washington, D.C. suburb, northwest of Herndon, east of Ashburn, and west of Reston, close to Dulles International Airport in Loudoun County. ... Sterling Park, Virginia is an early planned community that opened in 1963 on former farmland near the new Dulles Airport. ... Stewartown is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. Stewartown is nestled within Buchannon Gap in the Bull Run Mountains. ... Stone Ridge is a planned, mixed-use community currently under development. ... Stumptown is an unincorporated community on the eastern flanks of Catoctin Mountain in Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. Maps and aerial photos Street map from Google Maps, or Yahoo! Maps, or Windows Live Local Satellite image from Google Maps, Windows Live Local, WikiMapia Topographic map from TopoZone Aerial image or topographic... Sycolin is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. Sycolin is located south of Leesburg on Sycolin Road near the Dulles Toll Road. ... Taylorstown is a small community in Loudoun County, Virginia built on the banks of Catoctin Creek and the surrounding hillside, about two miles south of the Potomac River. ... Telegraph Spring is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Trapp is an unincorporated community on the eastern flanks of the Blue Ridge Mountains in western Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. Maps and aerial photos Street map from Google Maps, or Yahoo! Maps, or Windows Live Local Satellite image from Google Maps, Windows Live Local, WikiMapia Topographic map from TopoZone Aerial... Unison is an unincorporated village in Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Virts Corner is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Waterford is an unincorporated village in Loudoun County, Virginia located along Catoctin Creek. ... Watson is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. Maps and aerial photos Street map from Google Maps, or Yahoo! Maps, or Windows Live Local Satellite image from Google Maps, Windows Live Local, WikiMapia Topographic map from TopoZone Aerial image or topographic map from TerraServer-USA Categories: | | ... Waxpool is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Wheatland is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County,Virginia located north of Purcellville and south of Lovettsville on Berlin Turnpike (VA 287). ... Modified 1915 map of Willard area The former unincorporated community of Willard (also known as Willard Crossroads) was located in what is now a part of Washington Dulles International Airport in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Willisville is an unincorporated community in southwestern Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Woodburn is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia. ...

Education

The county is served by Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). LCPS currently serves over 50,000 students from Kindergarten through 12th grade and is currently the fifth largest school system in Virginia.[11][12] While there is a growing trend towards home schooling in the county, the vast majority of school age children in Loudoun County attend LCPS schools.[citation needed] Loudoun County schools recently ranked 11th in the United States.[citation needed] Loudoun County also sends students to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a Virginia Governor's School in Alexandria, Virginia. Location Ashburn, VA Phone Number (571) 252-1000 Superintendent Edgar B. Hatrick School Board Chairman Robert F. DuPree, Jr. ... Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST, TJ, Jefferson) is a public secondary magnet school in Alexandria, Virginia. ... Location in Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor William D. Euille Area  - City  15. ...


Loudoun County is home to six private schools: Loudoun Country Day School, a Pre-K–8 independent school located in Leesburg; Notre Dame Academy, a Catholic day high school in Middleburg; the Foxcroft School, a boarding school for girls located in Middleburg; Dominion Academy, a Non-denominational Christian school, K–8 located in Leesburg; Leesburg Christian School, a K–12 school located in Leesburg; and Christian Faith & Fellowship School a PreK–12 non-denominational Christian school. Notre Dame Academy is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Middleburg, Virginia. ... Motto: Semel Et Semper Coordinates: State Virginia County Loudon Mayor Betsy Davis Area    - City 1. ... Foxcroft School, founded in 1914, is an independent boarding and day school for girls in grades 9–12, located near Middleburg, Virginia, United States. ...


In terms of post-secondary education, Loudoun County is home to a variety of colleges and universities, including: Patrick Henry College; a branch of Northern Virginia Community College in Sterling; George Washington University (satellite campus); George Mason University (satellite campus); Marymount University (satellite campus); Old Dominion University (satellite campus); Shenandoah University (satellite campus); and Strayer University (satellite campus).[13] Patrick Henry College, or PHC, is a private, non-denominational Protestant college that focuses on teaching classical liberal arts and government, located in Purcellville, Virginia. ... Northern Virginia Community College, comprising six locations in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., is the nations second largest multi-campus community college and the largest educational institution in the state of Virginia. ... The George Washington University (GW), is a private, coeducational university located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The school was founded in 1821 as The Columbian College in the District of Columbia by Baptist ministers using funds bequeathed by George Washington. ... George Mason University, also known as GMU or simply Mason, is a public university in the United States. ... Marymount University is a coeducational, four-year Catholic university whose main campus is located in Arlington, Virginia. ... Old Dominion University (ODU) is a public research university located in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. It was established in 1930 as the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. ... Shenandoah University is a comprehensive Level VI private university with an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students in over 80 programs in six schools: College of Arts and Sciences, Harry F. Byrd, Jr. ... Strayer University, formerly Strayer College of Washington, D. C., is a private, for-profit educational institution. ...


Famous people from Loudoun County

  • John L. Dagg (1794-1884) – Baptist theologian, pastor, educator, and president of Mercer University, GA (1844-54)[14][15]
  • Stevens Thomson Mason (1811-1843) – First governor of Michigan (Democrat, 1837-40)[16]
  • Russell Baker (1925- ) – Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Growing Up (1983, Autobiography)[17]
  • Colin Dunning – Production Assistant to Christopher Nolan[18]
  • Linda Tripp – One-time confidante to Monica Lewinski[citation needed]
  • Lyndon LaRouche – A political candidate who has resided in Round Hill since 1983.

John L. Dagg John Leadley Dagg (1794–1884) born in Loudoun County, Virginia, lived to be over 90 years old. ... Stevens Thomson Mason is a name shared by two U.S. grandfather-grandson politicians. ... Russell Wayne Baker (born August 14, 1925) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning writer known for his satirical commentary and self-critical prose. ... Linda Tripp at the time of the Lewinsky scandal. ... Monica Samille Lewinsky (born July 23, 1973) is an American secretary known for a sex scandal concerning her sexual affair with U.S. President Bill Clinton while working as an intern at the White House. ... Lyndon LaRouche at a news conference in Paris in February 2006. ...

References

  1. ^ Loudoun Times-Mirror, "Leesburg says county should stay", September 12, 2007, Page A1
  2. ^ D.C. Suburbs Top List Of Richest Counties, The Washington Post, 30 August, 2006
  3. ^ a b Fairfax County’s median income breaks six-figure mark, tops nation, The Examiner, 29 August, 2007
  4. ^ Virginia Military Institute Archives, Jackson Genealogy
  5. ^ "Happy Mother's Day, Ms Wright", Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  6. ^ Influence of Developers, Allies Runs Deep, The Washington Post, 21 January, 2007
  7. ^ Loudoun Land Deals Subject of U.S. Probe, The Washington Post, 7 February, 2007
  8. ^ Slow-Growth Board Candidates Win, The Washington Post, 7 November, 2007
  9. ^ Wine Country, Visit Loudoun
  10. ^ "Early 19th-Century Milling and Wheat Farming", Loudoun History
  11. ^ About Loudoun County Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools
  12. ^ 2005 Triennial school census, Virginia Department of Education
  13. ^ Loudoun Guide 2006: Higher Education at Your Fingertips. The Washington Post (2006).
  14. ^ "Biographical Sketch of John L. Dagg"
  15. ^ "John Leadley Dagg 1844-1854 Mercer University Presidents"
  16. ^ "Stevens Thomson Mason Biography (1811–43)"
  17. ^ "Pulitzer Prize Winners 1983"
  18. ^ IMDB profile

is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Washington Post is the largest newspaper in Washington, D.C.. It is also one of the citys oldest papers, having been founded in 1877. ...

External links

Coordinates: 39°05′N 77°38′W / 39.09, -77.64 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Loudoun County, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (646 words)
Loudoun County was established in 1757 from Fairfax County.
It is bounded on the North by the Potomac River; across the river are Frederick and Montgomery Counties in Maryland; it is bounded on the south by Prince William and Fauquier Counties, on the west by Jefferson County, West Virginia and Clarke County, and on the east by Fairfax County.
In the county, the population is spread out with 29.80% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 38.90% from 25 to 44, 20.00% from 45 to 64, and 5.60% who are 65 years of age or older.
History of Loudoun County (984 words)
Loudoun County was once the northwestern frontier of Virginia, a dangerous place to visit until the 1722 Treaty of Albany kept the American Indian nations west of the Blue Ridge.
Loudoun’s agriculture flourished with its rich lands, growing tobacco in the east, and wheat, oats, rye, and corn in the west.
During the Revolutionary War, the county contributed much of its grain to George Washington’s Continental Army, earning it the nickname “Breadbasket of the Revolution.” By 1775, Loudoun County had the largest militia in Virginia, and by the first census in 1790, it was Virginia’s most populous county.
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