Dranesville, Virginia

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Dranesville, Virginia
Storefronts and houses along Leesburg Pike in Dranesville
Storefronts and houses along Leesburg Pike in Dranesville
Dranesville is located in Northern Virginia
Location within Fairfax county
Dranesville is located in Virginia
Dranesville (Virginia)
Dranesville is located in the United States
Dranesville (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°59′52″N 77°21′49″W / 38.99778°N 77.36361°W / 38.99778; -77.36361Coordinates: 38°59′52″N 77°21′49″W / 38.99778°N 77.36361°W / 38.99778; -77.36361
CountryUnited States
 • Total3.87 sq mi (10.03 km2)
 • Land3.84 sq mi (9.95 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
350 ft (110 m)
 • Total11,921
 • Density3,102/sq mi (1,197.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
FIPS code51-23392
GNIS feature ID2584837

Dranesville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Dranesville is located on the Leesburg Pike (State Route 7) at its intersection with Georgetown Pike (State Route 193). The U.S. Census Bureau defines Dranesville as a census-designated place (CDP) with a population of 11,921 as of 2010.[1]

The town is named for James Drane, a settler who moved there from Maryland in 1810 and began the operation of Drane's Tavern.[citation needed] The Dranesville Tavern is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. James was father of noted lobbyist Washington Drane.[citation needed]


The CDP is located in northern Fairfax County and is bounded by Route 7 to the northeast, the Loudoun County line to the northwest, the town of Herndon to the southwest, and Reston to the southeast. The original settlement of Dranesville, at the intersection of Routes 7 and 193, is at the northeast corner of the CDP. Washington, D.C. is 23 miles (37 km) to the southeast down Route 7 and I-66, and Leesburg is 13 miles (21 km) to the northwest on Route 7. Washington Dulles International Airport is 9 miles (14 km) to the southwest.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Dranesville CDP has a total area of 3.87 square miles (10.03 km2), of which 3.84 square miles (9.95 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2), or 0.77%, is water.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Dranesville CDP, Virginia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 23, 2016.[dead link]