Laurel Hill, Virginia

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Laurel Hill, Virginia
Laurel Hill house, 2009
Laurel Hill house, 2009
Laurel Hill is located in Northern Virginia
Laurel Hill
Laurel Hill
Location within Fairfax county
Laurel Hill is located in Virginia
Laurel Hill
Laurel Hill
Laurel Hill (Virginia)
Laurel Hill is located in the United States
Laurel Hill
Laurel Hill
Laurel Hill (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°42′50″N 77°14′56″W / 38.71389°N 77.24889°W / 38.71389; -77.24889Coordinates: 38°42′50″N 77°14′56″W / 38.71389°N 77.24889°W / 38.71389; -77.24889
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyFairfax
Area
 • Total4.53 sq mi (11.73 km2)
 • Land4.46 sq mi (11.55 km2)
 • Water0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
Elevation
220 ft (70 m)
Population
 • Total6,855
 • Density1,537/sq mi (593.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
22079
FIPS code51-44430
GNIS feature ID2585798

Laurel Hill is a census-designated place in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 6,855.[1] Formerly part of the Lorton CDP, it comprises most of what was formerly the Lorton Reformatory grounds, which were purchased by Fairfax County in 2002 following the prison's closing and redeveloped as a new suburban community. The name "Laurel Hill" was adopted from Laurel Hill House, an 18th-century structure which had served as the residence of the Superintendent of the Reformatory, and originally was the home of Revolutionary War patriot William Lindsay.[2]

Geography[edit]

Laurel Hill is in southern Fairfax County and is bordered to the northwest by Crosspointe, to the north by Newington Forest, to the east by Lorton, and to the south by Prince William County. Via Interstate 95 and Interstate 395 it is 19 miles (31 km) northeast to Washington, D.C.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Laurel Hill CDP has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.7 km2), of which 4.46 square miles (11.55 km2) is land and 0.069 square miles (0.18 km2), or 1.51%, is water.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Laurel Hill CDP, Virginia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  2. ^ Laurel Hill History Accessed 2011-06-11.