Dranesville is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. Dranesville is located on the Leesburg Pike (State Route 7) at its intersection with Georgetown Pike. The Census Bureau defines Dranesville as a census-designated place (CDP) with a population of 11,921 as of 2010. The town is named for Washington Drane, a settler who moved there from the District of Columbia in 1810 and began the operation of Drane's Tavern.
The Dranesville Tavern is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.