History of Loudoun County

Loudoun County is at its core an historic, equestrian and agricultural community.  Those principles have been the basis of life in the area since 1757 when the county was founded.  That legacy lives on today through the preservation of historic  homes, wineries, vineyards, farm to table agribusinesses and some of the world’s finest horse farms, events and shows.  


As the county's population continues to grow a concerted effort has been made to preserve and protect the historic downtowns of  Leesburg, Middleburg, Waterford and the surrounding villages and hamlets that were settled by hardworking immigrants who appreciated the splendor and agricultural vibrancy the region had to offer.  People move here today for many of the same reasons.


With its close proximity to Washington D.C., Loudoun County is known as D.C.’s Wine Country.   Loudoun is consistently recognized as one of the wealthiest counties in the country offering a robust economy, excellent public and private schools, as well as close proximity to Dulles International Airport and now on the Metro Silver Line.  


We invite you to visit a winery or vineyard, watch a steeplechase race or polo game, or savor the local harvest at one the many farm to fork restaurants and experience the casual elegant lifestyle of Loudoun County.