Thomas Balch Library

Historical Sites, Historical SitesLeesburg, VA

A history and genealogy library owned and operated by the Town of Leesburg. Collections focus on Loudoun County, regional and Virginia history, genealogy, military history with special emphasis on the American Civil War, and ethnic history. The collection includes books, periodicals, maps, photographs, newspapers, and manuscripts. Lectures on history and genealogy offered in the fall, winter, and spring. Books by Loudoun County authors are available for purchase.

Thomas Balch Library

208 W Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176

Loudoun County, VA


Leesburg, VA — Leesburg has been the county seat since 1757 and was once named “George Town” honoring King George II. Leesburg was established in 1758 from land originally held by Lord Fairfax, then renamed…


Visit Loudoun and Loudoun County Visitors Center
Market Station 112-G South St. SE Leesburg, VA 20175
703-771-2170 ext. 11 or 800-752-6118 ext. 11
Daily 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Days