Langley, Virginia

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This article is about the unincorporated community of Langley in McLean, Virginia. For the military installation in Hampton, Virginia, see Joint Base Langley–Eustis.
Unincorporated community
Langley is located in Virginia
Location within the state of Virginia
Coordinates: 38°56′47″N 77°9′32″W / 38.94639°N 77.15889°W / 38.94639; -77.15889Coordinates: 38°56′47″N 77°9′32″W / 38.94639°N 77.15889°W / 38.94639; -77.15889
Country United States
State Virginia
County Fairfax
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 22101, 22102
GNIS feature ID 1495816[1]
Langley High School, pictured here in June 2008, serves much of northeastern Fairfax County, Virginia. Visible on the left is the five stone memorial to the families affected by the September 11 attack on the Pentagon.

Langley is an unincorporated community in the census-designated place of McLean in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Langley is often used as a metonym for the CIA. The land which makes up Langley today once belonged to Thomas Lee, former Crown Governor of the Colony of Virginia from 1749 to 1750. Lee’s land was named Langley in honor of Langley Hall, which was part of the Lee home estate in Shropshire, England. In 1839, 700 acres of land was purchased by Benjamin Mackall from the Lee family, while keeping the name.

The community was essentially absorbed into McLean many years ago, although there is still a Langley High School.[2] In addition to being a bedroom community for Washington, D.C., the area is the site of the headquarters for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center of the Federal Highway Administration, and the Claude Moore Colonial Farm of the National Park Service.

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Langley, Virginia
  2. ^ "Langley HS Map" (PDF). Fairfax County Public Schools. 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-06.