Herndon, town (1990 pop. 16,139), Fairfax co., N Va., inc. 1874, rechartered 1938. A suburb of Washington, D.C., Herndon has a mix of light and high-tech industries. Dulles International Airport (including extensive facilities of the National Air and Space Museum) and the National Weather Service's Baltimore/Washington forecast office are to the west.
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