Ashburn

Ashburn, VA is located in Loudoun County, about 30 miles west of Washington, DC and has over 50,000 residents. Ashburn is home to the Washington Redskins football team and the Old Dominion Brewing Company.

Ashburn has premier golf courses, like the Lansdowne Resort and Golf Club, is home to George Washington University Loudoun Campus, Strayer University, AOL, Verizon, Equinix, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) at Janelia Farm and many other high tech corporations.

Ashburn is conveniently located for commuters and has many amenties and all types of homes available for sale, from single family to townhome and condos, all located close to shopping and employment centers. It is a beautiful, safe place to live and work. For Ashburn residents consider AshburnWeb your one-stop place for Ashburn Info.

HISTORY OF ASHBURN
Ashburn was originally called Farmwell, after a nearby mansion of that name owned by a descendant of Thomas Lee, which had 1,236 acres. On the property north of Route 7 now occupied by Xerox Document University and the Lansdowne community, the Coton farm, owned by Thomas Ludwel Lee II. George Lee III inherited Farmwell upon his father’s death and granted a right of way across the property to the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hamshire Railroad in 1859 (later called the Washington & Old Dominion). The Farmwell plantation located west of Ashburn Road was a 580-acre property, was owned by John Janney, a Quaker who ran for Vice President of the United States twice, as a summer home. He called the property Ashburn Farm, after some family friends named Ashburn. The village, known then as Farmwell or Farmwell Station, got it’s new name after lightening struck an ash tree there. The tree supposedly burned for a week and many people came from all around to see it. Since there was already a town named Farmwell in Prince Edward County, a local Senator Stewart renamed the village after the “ash burn.”