|Town of Herndon|
Location within Fairfax county
|• Mayor||Lisa Merkel|
|• Total||4.2 sq mi (10.9 km2)|
|• Land||4.2 sq mi (10.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||361 ft (110 m)|
|• Estimate (2016)||24,393|
|• Density||5,800/sq mi (2,238/km2)|
| • Summer (|
Herndon is a town in
Herndon was named for Commander
Originally part of the rural surroundings of the
The caboose was originally acquired in 1989 by Herndon Historical Society member, George Moore, whose memory the caboose was dedicated to after his death in 2003. Although the caboose itself never traveled through Herndon, it remains an iconic part of the downtown area that both locals and tourists visit daily. The caboose and station offer a glimpse of the original downtown's historic charm, which residents are passionate about preserving.
On January 14, 2004, the Town of Herndon commemorated its 125th anniversary.
The town of Herndon was part of a nationally reported controversy involving
The 2006 election for Mayor and Town Council revolved mainly around the issue, and resulted in unseating the pro-center Mayor and two councilmembers. The center closed after less than two years of operation, in September 2007.