Round Hill, Loudoun County, Virginia

Coordinates: 39°8′1″N 77°46′13″W / 39.13361°N 77.77028°W / 39.13361; -77.77028
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Round Hill, Loudoun County, Virginia
Town of Round Hill
Round Hill United Methodist Church, established 1889
Round Hill United Methodist Church, established 1889
Round Hill is located in Northern Virginia
Round Hill
Round Hill
Round Hill is located in Virginia
Round Hill
Round Hill
Round Hill is located in the United States
Round Hill
Round Hill
Coordinates: 39°8′1″N 77°46′13″W / 39.13361°N 77.77028°W / 39.13361; -77.77028
Country United States
State Virginia
County Loudoun
 • MayorScott T. Ramsey
 • Total0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Land0.37 sq mi (0.95 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
548 ft (167 m)
 • Total539
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,787.47/sq mi (690.88/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
FIPS code51-69168

Round Hill is a town in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States. Its population was 539 at the 2010 census[3] and an estimated 656 in 2019. The town is located at the crossroads of Virginia Routes 7 and 719 (Woodgrove Road), approximately 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Washington, D.C. The town's name refers a hill two miles northeast of a 910-foot (280 m) hill used during the American Civil War as a signal post by both Confederate and Union troops. House of Round Hill was built in 2004. Patsy Cline went to Round Hill Elementary School.


Round Hill was incorporated on February 5, 1900. From 1874 to 1900, the settlement had been the terminus of a Washington and Ohio rail line that ultimately became the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad.[4] The railway allowed agricultural products to be brought into Washington, D.C., and allowed the residents of the District to escape to the surrounding countryside for holidays. Many of the town's older residences were originally boarding houses, inns, and taverns where people would go upon arrival. The town was considered a convenient destination as it lies close to the Shenandoah River (7 miles/11.3 km distant), the Shenandoah National Park (30 miles/48 km), the Appalachian Trail (4 miles/6.4 km), Harpers Ferry (15 miles/24 km), the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park (12 miles/19 km), and the paved Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail (3 miles/4.8 km).

The town has recently been ringed by fast-growing suburbs of Washington, D.C., that have brought thousands of residents to just outside the town. The town's water and sewer infrastructure is used to serve many of these new developments. The town has a Hometown Festival every year on Memorial Day, complete with a parade and other activities, which are held both in the town park as well as outside of it.

In 2019, the town was officially designated an Appalachian Trail Community by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Beginning that same year, an Appalachian Trail Festival has been held every summer at B Chord Brewing (located outside the town near Snickers Gap, alongside Route 7) to celebrate this designation.[5][6]

The Ketoctin Baptist Church, Round Hill Historic District, and Woodgrove are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[7]


Washington & Old Dominion Railroad

Round Hill is located in western Loudoun County at 39°8′1″N 77°46′13″W / 39.13361°N 77.77028°W / 39.13361; -77.77028 (39.133625, −77.770217).[8] It is 12 miles (19 km) west of Leesburg, the Loudoun county seat, and 24 miles (39 km) east of Winchester.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.0 km2), of which 2.4 acres (9,537 m2), or 0.99%, are water.[1] The town sits at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is drained by the North Fork of Goose Creek, which flows east to the Potomac River past Leesburg.


Historical population
2019 (est.)656[2]21.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census of 2010,[10] 539 people in 202 households and 155 families resided in the town. The population density was 2,695 people per square mile (1040.5/km2). There were 218 housing units at an average density of 1090 per square mile (420.9/km2). Of that population, 93.32% was White; 2.78%, African American; 1.11%, Asian; and 0.93% of the population was mixed-race. Hispanics or Latinos of any race constituted 3.53% of the population.

There were 202 households, out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.3% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.06.[10]

In the town, the population was spread out, with 30.7% under the age of 20, 5.5% from 20 to 29, 20.2% from 30 to 44, 34.0% from 45 to 64 (up from 23% in 2005), and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.5 years (up from 36 years in 2005). For every 100 females, there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.[10]

The median estimated income for a household in the town in 2010 was $92,292, and the median estimated income for a family in 2010 was $93,750. Males had a median income of $79,000 versus $55,208 for females. The per capita income for the town was $39,380.[11] In 2005, about 4.2% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or over. Poverty level data was not provided for 2010.

SR 7, the largest highway in Round Hill


The primary highway serving Round Hill is Virginia State Route 7. Route 7 extends eastward to Leesburg and beyond, eventually terminating in Alexandria, with interchanges at Interstate 495, Interstate 66 and Interstate 395. Towards the west, SR 7 passes Berryville before terminating at Winchester, where it interchanges with Interstate 81. The current alignment of SR 7 through Round Hill is a bypass of the original road through the middle of Round Hill, which now comprises SR 7 Business.

Education and public service[edit]

No public schools lie within the town limits, though Round Hill Elementary School lies just outside, within the Villages of Round Hill subdivision. As of January 2013, the school listed 544 enrolled students.[12] Secondary students are also served by the Loudoun County Public School system, including Woodgrove High School in Purcellville.

Police protection is provided by the Loudoun County Sheriff's department. Fire protection and emergency medical services are provided by the Round Hill Volunteer Fire Department 4; the fire company and the rescue squad are volunteer organizations supplemented with staffing from the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Department on a twenty-four-hour, seven-day-a-week basis.

The town maintains its own water and sewer system, which developers' proffers have supplemented in recent years.


The Washington Post, Washington Times, and Winchester Star all offer paid daily circulation in Round Hill. Free weekly circulation is provided from Leesburg by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. Residents also receive the free weekly shopper publications Blue Ridge Leader and Purcellville Gazette, which contain mainly advertising.


Four churches are located in the town: Round Hill Baptist Church, Round Hill United Methodist Church, Mount Zion Baptist Church, and Western Loudoun Community Church (though WLCC moved to Hillsboro in February 2018).[13] The Ketoctin Baptist Church, also known as the Short Hill Church, whose cemetery dates to 1777, is located approximately two miles north of Route 7, at the junction of Allder School Road and Ketoctin Church Road. Round Hill members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints attend services at a chapel in Hamilton, while Catholic residents of the town may attend St. Francis DeSales church.

Notable people[edit]


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  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Round Hill town, Virginia". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 18, 2021.
  4. ^ "Town of Round Hill Website". Archived from the original on September 20, 2007. Retrieved April 7, 2008.
  5. ^ "Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival". Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  6. ^ "Round Hill, Va. | Appalachian Trail Conservancy". Appalachian Trail Conservancy |. January 26, 2021. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  7. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ a b c U.S. Census Bureau (2010). "2010 Census". Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  11. ^ U.S. Census Bureau (2010). "2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  12. ^ "Round Hill Elementary School Website". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  13. ^ "Western Loudoun Community Church". Archived from the original on February 26, 2022. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  14. ^ Witt, April (October 24, 2004). "No Joke". Washington Post. Archived from the original on April 28, 2018. Retrieved October 22, 2020. According to federal financial disclosures, LaRouche reported in 2003 that he earns a salary of $26,451 from his Executive Intelligence Review News Service Inc. and lives in a rented home in Round Hill, Va.

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