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Leesburg is in Loudoun County, Virginia, within the United States of America.

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  1. The town is also the northwestern terminus of the Dulles Greenway, a private toll road that connects to the Dulles Toll Road at Washington Dulles International Airport.
  2. The Federal Aviation Administration's Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center is located in Leesburg.
  3. Leesburg was named to honor the influential Thomas Lee and not, as is popular belief, his son Francis Lightfoot Lee who lived in Loudoun and brought up the bill to establish Leesburg, nor as is sometimes thought, Robert E. Lee, his great-grandnephew.
  4. White's Ferry, the only remaining ferry across the Potomac River, has its Virginia terminus just outside the town. It is a cable-guided car and passenger ferry. A ferry has plied the river from this site since 1828.
  5. CBS sitcom The Millers was set in Leesburg.

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