Dranesville is a census-designated place (CDP) 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.