That’s somewhere in the USA for the majority of my readers who are based in the soon to be ex European Union 🙂
Ashburn was originally called Farmwell (variant names include Old Farmwell and Farmwell Station) after a nearby mansion of that name owned by George Lee III. The name “Farmwell” first appeared in George Lee’s October 1802 will and was used to describe the 1,236 acre (5.0 km²) plantation he inherited from his father, Thomas Ludwell Lee II. A section of Farmwell plantation west of Ashburn Road, a 580 acre (2.3 km²) tract, was purchased in 1841 as a summer home by John Janney, a Quaker lawyer who nearly became Vice President of the United States. Janney called the property Ashburn Farm; the name’s first known appearance in writing is 1870, when he sold the property. It is likely he named the farm after family friends whose name was “Ashburn”.
I am intrigued however as to why very recently, someone from Ashburn has visited every single page and piece of content on this site. I mean it cannot be that interesting? Or can it? I posted a large number of items of new content at the weekend and all of them have been looked at by the same visitor all the way from Ashburn. I have checked the IP address and visitors details out and it is definitely a human and not a robot!
Anyway whoever you are all the way from Ashburn, Virginia, welcome to the site 🙂