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Ashburn is a census-designated place (CDP) in Loudoun County, Virginia. As of the 2010 United States Census, its population was 43,511. It is 30mi northwest of Washington, D.C. and part of the Washington metropolitan area.HistoryAshburn was originally called Farmwell after a nearby mansion of that name owned by George Lee III. The name "Farmwell" first appeared in George Lee's October 1802 will and was used to describe the 1,236 acre plantation he inherited from his father, Thomas Ludwell Lee II. A section of Farmwell plantation west of Ashburn Road, a 580-acre tract, was purchased in 1841 as a summer home by John Janney, a Quaker lawyer who nearly became Vice President of the United States. Janney called the property Ashburn Farm; the name's first known appearance in writing is 1870, when he sold the property. It is likely he named the farm after family friends whose name was "Ashburn".The Belmont Manor House and Janelia are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.GeographyAshburn is located at and its average elevation is 295ft above sea level. According to the 2010 United States Census, the CDP has a total area of 17.287sqmi, of which 17.025sqmi is land and 0.262sqmi is water. Ashburn is located between Washington Dulles International Airport and Leesburg, the county seat of Loudoun County.Make the most of your holiday in Ashburn by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our United States trip planner.
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