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The population of Leesburg is approximately 28,500 (2000), 42616 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,994 (1990), 14441 (2010).

The amount of land area in Leesburg is 11.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Leesburg to Washington DC is 33 miles. The distance to the Virginia state capital is 108 miles. (as the crow flies)
Leesburg is positioned 39.10 degrees north of the equator and 77.55 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Leesburg elevation is 275 - 425 feet above sea level.
Leesburg median income is $39,887 .

The Leesburg median home price is $161,100.

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Leesburg location: 35 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here is a location page for Leesburg.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Leesburg is moderate. Here is a weather page for the area.
Leesburg average annual rainfall is 40 inches per year
Leesburg average annual snowfall is 23 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 31 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 76 degrees F.
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Leesburg history:

Here is a history page for Leesburg.

Early on in the County history, what is now Leesburg was chosen as the location for the courthouse. Nicholas Minor owned the land in 1757. The Virginia Assembly chose the location on 8 June 1757. By 15 June 1758, it was approved. Minor submitted a plan for the Town of Leesburg which was accepted by the Assembly in September of 1758. By October of 1758, the Governor, Francis Fauquier, also accepted the plan.
Before Leesburg came into existence as the official name, the area was first known as George Town after George II of England. It was renamed later for the Lee Family. More specifically, it was in honor of Thomas Lee who was the governor of Virginia from 1749 to 1750 when he died in office.

During the War of 1812, Leesburg served as the temporary capital of the United States when the valuable papers of the Federal Archives (including the Declaration of Independence and Constitution) were brought to town for safekeeping. President James Monroe lived just south of town at Oak Hill, where he wrote the Monroe Doctrine in 1823.

Click here for the Civil War trail.
The founding of Leesburg: 1758
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Leesburg attractions:

20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane
Leesburg, Virginia 20175
Phone: 703-777-3174
Fax: 703-777-4427
on U.S. Route 15, six miles south of Leesburg, Va., 40 miles west of Washington, D.C.
Open to the public as one of 19 national properties of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The 1803 property, nestled in the hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, near Washington, attracts 70,000 visitors annually to itsmansion and historic gardens.

Morven Park
Mansion and Equestrian Park plus much more.

What is happening in Leesburg? Find out at Leesburg Today.

The Loudoun Museum

George C. Marshall International Center
The George C. Marshall International Center, located at Dodona Manor in historic Leesburg, Virginia, invites you to share in the colorful history or General George C. Marshall, his Leesburg, Virginia home, Dodona Manor, and the continuing activities of the Center. The George C. Marshall International Center is dedicated to preserving and fostering the legacy of George C. Marshall and the principles of the Marshall Plan. General George C. Marshall was the author of the Marshall Plan, a vision for the reconstruction of Europe following World War II. In addition, George C. Marshall served as the United States Secretary of State and was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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