Herndon is a town in Fairfax County, Virginia, in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area of the United States. The population was 23,292 at the 2010 census, which makes it the largest of three towns in the county.
Herndon boasts a wide variety of diversions and celebrations year round. The town contains the Herndon Depot Museum, the site of “Mosby’s Raid on Herndon Station”, which was a Civil War skirmish that took place on St. Patrick’s Day, 1863. Also within the town is a golf course, the Herndon ArtSpace (a community art gallery), community center with basketball and racquetball courts, and an aquatic center. Adjacent to the community center is Bready Park, with indoor tennis courts. Additionally, every residence within the town borders is within a mile or less of a public park. Herndon is within the Fairfax County Public Schools district and the Fairfax County Public Library operates the local Fortnightly Library.