Introduction to Leesburg, Virginia
Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun county, is 15 miles NW of Reston, Virginia (center to center) and 33 miles NW of Washington, District of Columbia. Part of the surrounding Washington metro area, the town is not an isolated town.
Leesburg was founded sometime before 1755 by Nicholas Minor. He bought land near the intersection of Potomac Ridge Road and Old Carolina Road and built a tavern. Though growth was very slow, Nicholas Minor named settlements around the tavern "George Town." The village started developing after the establishment of a Court House in the area in 1758. In the same year the Virginia General Assembly officially established the town of Leesburg.
Leesburg and nearby Attractions
- Dodona Manor
- Morven Park
- Oatlands Plantation
- White's Ferry
- Exeter Plantation
- Leesburg Animal Park
Things To Do In Leesburg
Leesburg’s Historic District is mentioned in the National Register of Historic Places. It is acknowledged to be among the most picturesque and best preserved downtowns in Virginia. Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail stretches over a distance of 45 miles and is popular among joggers, bikers, and hikers. The Rust Manor House and Nature Sanctuary, located towards the west of Leesburg, has a mansion as well as a nature reserve.
Flights can be availed from Washington Dulles International Airport.
Leesburg Higher Education
George Mason University, Montgomery College, and Frederick Community College offer courses for higher studies.