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Dranesville, Virginia
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Virginia
County Fairfax
 • Total 3.87 sq mi (10.03 km2)
 • Land 3.84 sq mi (9.95 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 350 ft (110 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,921
 • Density 3,102/sq mi (1,197.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 51-23392
GNIS feature ID 2584837

Dranesville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Dranesville is located on the Leesburg Pike (State Route 7) at its intersection with Georgetown Pike (State Route 193). The U.S. Census Bureau defines Dranesville as a census-designated place (CDP) with a population of 11,921 as of 2010.

The town is named for Washington Drane, a settler who moved there from the District of Columbia in 1810 and began the operation of Drane's Tavern. The Dranesville Tavern is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The CDP is located in northern Fairfax County and is bounded by Route 7 to the northeast, the Loudoun County line to the northwest, the town of Herndon to the southwest, and Reston to the southeast. The original settlement of Dranesville, at the intersection of Routes 7 and 193, is at the northeast corner of the CDP. Washington, D.C. is 23 miles (37 km) to the southeast down Route 7 and I-66, and Leesburg is 13 miles (21 km) to the northwest on Route 7. Washington Dulles International Airport is 9 miles (14 km) to the southwest.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Dranesville CDP has a total area of 3.87 square miles (10.03 km2), of which 3.84 square miles (9.95 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2), or 0.77%, is water.

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