Purcellville is a town in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States. Purcellville is the major population center for western Loudoun and the Loudoun Valley. Today, many of the older structures remaining in the town reflect the Victorian architecture popular during the early 20th century.
The town lies in western Loudoun County, Virginia, in the heart of the Loudoun Valley, approximately 9 miles west of the County Seat of Leesburg, Virginia. Just to the west are the Blue Ridge Mountains (visible from many areas of town) and the town Round Hill, 4 miles away. Philomont is 5 miles miles south, and Middleburg, Virginia is approximately 12 miles to the southeast. Lovettsville is approximately 11 miles to the north.
The town’s educational institutions include public and private institutions. Loudoun County Public Schools operates public schools. Public schools covering kindergarten to twelfth grade include Loudoun Valley High School, Woodgrove High School, Blue Ridge Middle School, Harmony Middle School, Emerick, Kenneth W. Culbert, and Mountain View Elementary Schools. Patrick Henry College, a private Christian liberal arts college, is located just inside the eastern border of Purcellville.
The Purcellville Public Library is a county-owned public lending library. The Purcellville Public Library was founded in 1938 by Clarence Robey and Gertrude Robey. The library was designed by Delos H. Smith, and built in 1937. The Purcellville Library and its bookmobile service were some of the initial branches in the creation of the Loudoun County Public Library system, established in 1973, alongside the Sterling Public Library.