Leesburg is in Loudoun County, , in the . During the War of 1812, Leesburg was used as a temporary capital of the United States when the British occupied Washington.

Landmarks in the Area

Hogback Mountain is part of , located southwest of in Loudoun County, . is situated 2½ miles southwest of Leesburg.

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Dodona Manor, the former home of General George Catlett Marshall, is a National Historic Landmark and historic house museum at 312 East Market Street in . Photo: Acroterion, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Leesburg Historic District in is a historic district that includes Classical Revival, Greek Revival, and Georgian architecture and dates back to 1757. Photo: Strawser, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Fort Johnston, also known as Fort Geary, is a Civil War era earthen fort atop a 670 feet peak of just west of . is situated 1½ miles northwest of Leesburg.

Localities in the Area

Leesburg is the county seat of Loudoun County, . Photo: Wallygva, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Virts Corner is an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, . is situated 2½ miles southwest of Leesburg.


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