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The Cities and communities of Fauquier County, Virginia *



Bealeton, Bethel, Broad Run

Calverton, Casanova, Catlett

Delaplane

Goldvein

Halfway, Hume

Markham, Marshall, Midland, Morrisville

New Baltimore

Old Tavern, Opal, Orlean

Paris

Rectortown, Remington

Somerville

The Plains

Upperville

Vint Hill Farms

Warrenton (County seat)

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

If you have information about any of these unlinked communities, please send it to us and we will add a page for that community. Some of these places above may only be neighborhoods or local area names and are not listed with the census at all or just included in a larger surrounding designated census area..

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Information & Facts about Fauquier County, Virginia

Government:

Fauquier County Government website

40 Culpeper Street
County Courthouse
Warrenton, VA 20186-3206
Phone: (540) 347-8680
Fax: (540) 349-2331

Fauquier County has a Administrator form of government. The five-member county board of supervisors creates policy. An appointed County administrator runs the county on a day-to-day basis.

Fauquier County completely surrounds the Towns of Warrenton, Remington, and The Plains. The County does provide certain governmental services, such as public education, to the Towns' residents pursuant to agreements with such Towns. Property in these Towns is subject to County taxation.

Virginia Dept. of Forestry - Warrenton office

Population:

1990 - 48,700
1999 -
55,206
2000 - 55,139
2003 - 61,137 (estimate)

Households:
2000 - 19,842

Population density:
2000 - 84.9 persons per square mile

Location:

A county map page

Fauquier County is in northern Virginia about 40 miles southwest of Washington, DC. It is also about 80 miles northwest of Richmond, the capital.

Neighboring areas include:
Southwest - Culpeper and Rappahannock Counties
Northwest - Warren and Clarke Counties
North - Loudoun County
East - Prince William County
Southeast - Stafford County

Interstate 66 runs East-West through the northern portion of the County. Other routes include five US highways and two state routes. Because of its nearness to the Nation's capital, growth has been consistent, though most of the county remains rural.

The incorporated towns of Warrenton, Remington, and The Plains are located within Fauquier County's borders

Climate:

Here is a current weather page for the county

Other Facts & Figures:

Median Household Income:
2000 -
$61,999

Median Family Income
2000 - $69,507

Per capita Income
2000 - $28,757

History:

Fauquier County was formed 1 May 1759 from Prince William County. It was named for Francis Fauquier, the Governor of Virginia at the time of the county's formation.

Civil War information for the county

Geography:

Total land area: 650 square miles
Total water area: 2 square miles
Total area: 652 square miles

the county is in the north central Piedmont region of Virginia. The western border of the county is made by the Rappahannock River.

Genealogy:

US GenWeb page for Fauquier County

Libraries:

Fauquier County Library
Old Town Warrenton
11 Winchester St.
Warrenton, VA 20186
(540) 347-8750
FAX (540) 349-3278

Schools:

Fauquier County Public Schools
The district has two high schools, four middle schools and ten elementary schools

Lord Fairfax Community College
6480 College Street
Warrenton, VA 20187
Phone: 540.351.1505
and
173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, VA 22645
Toll-free: 800.906.5322

Economy:

Department of Economic Development
35 Culpeper Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
(540) 349-1231
FAX: (540) 349-5351
Email: business@fauquiercounty.gov

Organizations & Groups:

Afro American Historical Association
4243 Loudoun Avenue
P.O. Box 340
The Plains, VA 20198-0340
Phone: (540) 253-7488
Fax: (540) 253-5126

Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce
183A Keith Street
P.O. Box 127
Warrenton, Virginia 20188
Phone: 540-347-4414
Fax: 540-347-7510

Fauquier Heritage Society

Attractions & Other Information:

Fauquier County Visitor's Center

Attractions in the County

Fauquier Citizen
Fauquier County News
Fauquier Times
Community Newspaper

John Singleton Mosby Museum
PO Box 146
Warrenton, Virginia 20188

Old Fauquier County Jail
at the Fauquier County Courthouse Square in Warrenton
Phone: 540-347-5525

Fauquier County Fair
6209 Old Auburn Road
Warrenton, Va. 20186
Phone: (540)351-6086 or
Email: fauquie1@earthlink.net
Held in July each year

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