Loudoun’s dynamic landscape is shaped by the Potomac River and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located 25 miles from the Nation’s Capitol, and in close proximity to Dulles International Airport, Loudoun has established itself as a hub for technology, communications and transportation.
Loudoun County was established in 1757 although settlement of the area began some 20 years earlier. Loudoun played a vital role during the War of 1812 when it was used as a place of safekeeping for Federal archives and documents. Like its neighboring counties in Northern Virginia, the communities of Loudoun were the site of several Civil War skirmishes and troop encampments.