Lowes Island, Virginia

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Lowes Island, Virginia
Lowes Island is located in Northern Virginia
Lowes Island
Lowes Island
Lowes Island is located in Virginia
Lowes Island
Lowes Island
Lowes Island is located in the United States
Lowes Island
Lowes Island
Coordinates: 39°03′35″N 77°21′08″W / 39.05972°N 77.35222°W / 39.05972; -77.35222Coordinates: 39°03′35″N 77°21′08″W / 39.05972°N 77.35222°W / 39.05972; -77.35222
Country United States
State Virginia
County Loudoun
 • Total3.16 sq mi (8.19 km2)
 • Land3.02 sq mi (7.81 km2)
 • Water0.14 sq mi (0.37 km2)
300 ft (90 m)
 • Total10,756
 • Density3,565/sq mi (1,376.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
20165 (Sterling)
FIPS code51-47296
GNIS feature ID2584870

Lowes Island is a census-designated place (CDP) in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States. The population as of the 2010 United States Census was 10,756.[2] Along with nearby Countryside and Cascades, it is considered one of the three main components of the Potomac Falls community (ZIP code 20165).

The community takes its name from an island on the south shore of the Potomac River, now home to the Trump National Golf Club Washington, D.C., owned by Donald Trump. The club was formerly the Lowes Island Club; Trump purchased it in 2009.[3] Located on the site is the "River of Blood" monument erected by Trump, which celebrates an American Civil War battle that never happened.[4]


Lowes Island is in the eastern corner of Loudoun County and is bordered to the east by Fairfax County, Virginia, and to the north, across the Potomac, by Montgomery County, Maryland. Neighboring communities are Great Falls to the east, Sugarland Run to the south, Cascades to the west, and Darnestown, Maryland, to the northeast.

Lowes Island is 26 miles (42 km) northwest of downtown Washington, D.C., and 15 miles (24 km) east of Leesburg, the Loudoun county seat.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Lowes Island CDP has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.2 km2), of which 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) are land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km2), or 4.56%, are water.[1] Sugarland Run forms the western border of the CDP, flowing north to the Potomac River at the physical Lowes Island.


  1. ^ a b "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files –Virginia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 26, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Lowes Island CDP, Virginia". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 26, 2021.
  3. ^ Roberts, Roxanne (February 14, 2009). "Donald Trump Buys Lowes Island Club in Sterling". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  4. ^ Fandos, Nicholas (November 24, 2015). "In Renovation of Golf Club, Donald Trump Also Dressed Up History". The New York Times. Retrieved May 2, 2017.