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The Cities and communities of Stafford County, Virginia *



Aquia Harbour

Brooke

Falmouth

Ferry Farms

Garrisonville

Hartwood

Lake Arrowhead

Mountain View

Roseville

Stafford (County Seat)

Vista Woods

White Oak, Widewater

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Information & Facts about Stafford County, Virginia

Government:

Stafford County Website
1300 Courthouse Road
P.O. Box 339
Stafford, Virginia 22555
Phone: (540) 658-INFO
Fax: (540) 658-7643
Metro: (703) 690-8222

Stafford County Sheriff

Population:

1990 - 61,236
2000 -
104,823

Location:

Stafford County lies about forty miles south of Washington, DC. There are many neighborhoods within the county where commuters from the Washington, DC area live.

Much of the county is still rural, but certain areas, especially northern Stafford have developed rapidly in recent years. The county, approximately 40 miles south of Washington, has increasingly become home to commuters who work in Northern Virginia and Washington. The county also includes about 33,000 acres of the Quantico Marine Corps Base located in the northern portion of the county. This land makes up about 21 percent of the county land.

Here is a map page for the county.

Climate:

Here is a current weather page for the county

Other Facts & Figures:

Median Household Income:
1999 -
$71,575

History:

Stafford County was created in 1664 from Westmoreland County and was named for Staffordshire, England. It has a strong early history. It is said that Pocahontas was taken from this area when she was kidnapped. One of the very early residents was Augustine Washington who build a family home at Ferry Farm. The family included his small son, George Washington, who would later become our first president. He lived here most of his boyhood years leaving when about 19 years of age. Early on, the area was a major port on the Rappahannock River. Most of the area crops, such as wheat, corn, cotton and tobacco, were brought here to be shipped. Aquia sandstone from the northern county was used in building the White House, the US Capitol and other nearby famous buildings.

The Civil War wrecked havoc here with thousands of troops camping in the area. It was occupied by one side or the other at various times during the conflict.

Here is a history page for the county

Geography:

Total area: 277 square miles
65% of this land is forested!

Neighboring areas:
East - The Potomac River
Southeast - King George County
South - The Rappahannock River
Southwest - Spotsylvania County
West - Fauquier County and a small portion of Culpeper County
North - Prince William County

Genealogy:

US GenWeb page for Stafford County

Cemeteries of Stafford County

Libraries:

Central Rappahannock Regional Library
1201 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3701
Phone: 540/372-1144
Fax: 540/373-9411
TDD: 540/371-9165

Schools:

Stafford County Public Schools
31 Stafford Avenue
Stafford, Virginia 22554
Phone: 540-658-6000
Fax:: 540-658-5963

Colleges in the area

Economy:

Primarily service-oriented businesses, retail, government, education and construction trades.

Stafford County Office of Economic Development
1300 Courthouse Road
P.O. Box 339
Stafford, VA 22555
Phone: 540-658-8681
Toll-free: 800-325-2059
Fax: 540-658-6651

Stafford County Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism
P.O. Box 339
Stafford, VA 22555-0339
Toll-free: 800-325-2059

Organizations & Groups:

Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 7476
Fredericksburg, VA 22404
Phone: 540-373-9400
Fax: 540-373-9570

Fredericksburg Regional Alliance
P.O. Box 119
2300 Fall Hill Ave., Suite 270
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22404
Phone: 540-361-7373
Toll-free: 866-876-0971
Fax: 540-361-7372

Attractions & Other Information:

Stafford County Visitor's Guide

Sister City - Stafford Borough in England

Stafford Regional Airport
PO Box 370
Stafford, VA 22555

County News

Fredericksburg Visitor's Center
Serving the City of Fredericksburg and Counties of Spotsylvania and Stafford
Toll-free: 800-654-4118

Stafford Regional Airport

Simply Fredericksburg tells about the city and portions of Stafford and Spotsylvania Counties

George Washington's Ferry Farm
Rt. 3 East at Ferry Road
Falmouth, VA 22405
Phone: (540) 370-0732
This is where George Washington, our first president, grew up. It is here, legend says, that he chopped down the cherry tree.

Attractions in the county area

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