|Named for||Francis Fauquier|
|• Total||651 sq mi (1,690 km2)|
|• Land||647 sq mi (1,680 km2)|
|• Water||3.8 sq mi (10 km2) 0.6%|
|• Density||110/sq mi (43/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
In 1608, the first European to explore in the vicinity, Captain John Smith, reported that the Whonkentia (a subgroup of the Siouan-speaking Manahoac tribe) inhabited the area. The Manahoac were forced out around 1670 by the Iroquois (Seneca), who did not resettle the area. The Conoy camped briefly near The Plains, from 1697 to 1699. The Six Nations ceded the entire region including modern Fauquier to Virginia Colony at the Treaty of Albany, in 1722.
Fauquier County was established on May 1, 1759, from Prince William County. It is named for Francis Fauquier, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia at the time, who won the land in a poker game, according to legend.
American Civil War battles in Fauquier County included (in order) the First Battle of Rappahannock Station, the Battle of Thoroughfare Gap, the Battle of Kelly's Ford, the Battle of Aldie, the Battle of Middleburg, the Battle of Upperville, the First and Second Battle of Auburn, the Battle of Buckland Mills, and the Second Battle of Rappahannock Station.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 651 square miles (1,690 km2), of which 647 square miles (1,680 km2) is land and 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) (0.6%) is water. Fauquier county is not densely populated, but exurban development from Washington, DC has sprung up in some parts. Even in rural areas, housing complexes can be seen along highways. The highest point by elevation is Blue Mountain at 2,205 ft (672 meters) on the county's northwestern border with Warren County.
Adjacent counties Edit
- Clarke County (north)
- Loudoun County (north)
- Prince William County (east)
- Stafford County (southeast)
- Culpeper County (southwest)
- Rappahannock County (west)
- Warren County (northwest)
Major highways Edit
|U.S. Decennial Census|
1990–2000 2010 2020
2020 census Edit
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||53,410||54,969||81.91%||75.33%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||5,232||4,999||8.02%||6.85%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||186||128||0.29%||0.18%|
|Asian alone (NH)||826||1,204||1.27%||1.65%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||27||49||0.04%||0.07%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||103||339||0.16%||0.46%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||1,241||3,491||1.90%||4.78%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||4,178||7,793||6.41%||10.68%|
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.
2000 Census Edit
In 2000 there were 19,842 households, out of which 36.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.80% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.70% were non-families. 18.70% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.14.
As of 2013, the population was spread out, with 24.2% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $93,762. The per capita income for the county was $39,600. About 3.70% of families and 5.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.70% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over.
The county is exurban. There has been increased growth in Warrenton and New Baltimore in recent years. The subdivisions of Brookside and Vint Hill have facilitated the growth in the eastern part of the county. There is some industry in Fauquier County, however the largest employer in the county is the county government and the hospital. As of the 2000 census, 47% of county residents that work have jobs that are outside the county. The average travel time to work is 39.2 minutes.
Board of Supervisors Edit
- Cedar Run District: Richard Gerhardt (R) – Chairman
- Center District: Kevin T. Carter (R)
- Lee District: Christopher Butler (R) - Vice Chairman
- Marshall District: Mary Leigh McDaniel (I)
- Scott District: R. Holder Trumbo Jr. (R) 
Constitutional officers Edit
- Clerk of the Circuit Court: Gail H. Barb (R)
- Commissioner of the Revenue: Eric Maybach (R)
- Commonwealth's Attorney: James P. Fisher (R)
- Sheriff: Jeremy A. Falls (R)
- Treasurer: Tanya Remson Wilcox (R)
The Virginia Senate:
- Jennifer Wexton (D)
Law enforcement Edit
The Fauquier County Sheriff's Office is the primary law enforcement agency in Fauquier County, Virginia. Its headquarters are in Warrenton. It supports the Warrenton Training Center, a CIA site in Warrenton.
Since 1952, Fauquier County has voted for the Republican Party in all but one presidential election.
Elementary schools Edit
- C. M. Bradley Elementary School
- James G. Brumfield Elementary School
- W. G. Coleman Elementary School
- Grace Miller Elementary School
- H. M. Pearson Elementary School
- C. Hunter Ritchie Elementary School
- P. B. Smith Elementary School
- Claude Thompson Elementary School
- Mary Walter Elementary School
- Greenville Elementary School
- M. M. Pierce Elementary School
Middle schools Edit
- Auburn Middle School
- Cedar Lee Middle School
- W. C. Taylor Middle School
- Marshall Middle School
- Warrenton Middle School
High schools Edit
- Fauquier High School
- Liberty High School
- Southeastern Alternative School
- Kettle Run High School
- Mountain Vista Governor's School
Private schools Edit
- Fresta Valley Christian School
- Highland School
- St. John The Evangelist Catholic School
- Wakefield School
Higher education Edit
- Laurel Ridge Community College
- Thorpe House Adult Learning Center
Census-designated places Edit
Other unincorporated communities Edit
Notable people Edit
- James Markham Ambler, American naval surgeon
- Turner Ashby, born in Fauquier County, Confederate Army colonel in the American Civil War.
- Martin Berkofsky, classical pianist and philanthropist.
- Irv Cross, American footballer and sportscaster.
- Susan Cummings, an heiress infamous for killing Argentine polo player Roberto Villegas.
- Robert Duvall, American-born actor who maintains a farm in The Plains.
- Bertram and Diana Firestone, owners of Newstead Farm.
- George B. Fitch, American businessman, Mayor of Warrenton, founder of Jamaican Bobsled Team.
- Rear Admiral Cary Travers Grayson, owner of historic Blue Ridge Farm.
- Eppa Hunton, U.S. Representative and Senator from Virginia, born and lived in Warrenton.
- Charles Marshall, born in Warrenton, assistant adjutant general, aide de camp and military secretary to Gen. Robert E. Lee. Grandnephew of Chief Justice John Marshall.
- James K. Marshall, Colonel in the Confederate States Army, killed in action during Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg while leading the brigade of J. Johnston Pettigrew, grandson of Chief Justice John Marshall.
- John Marshall, born in Fauquier County, Chief Justice of the United States.
- Paul Mellon, philanthropist, an Exemplar of Racing and owner of Rokeby Farm.
- John S. Mosby, lived in Warrenton, was a Confederate partisan ranger and cavalryman during the American Civil War. Buried in Warrenton cemetery.
- Karen O'Connor and David O'Connor, Olympic eventing riders
- Albert Rust, 19th-century American politician who served as a senior officer of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War (1861–1865).
- Michaele Salahi and Tareq Salahi, the White House Gate Crashers.
- Willard Scott, an American media personality best known for his work on NBC's The Today Show who lived in Paris, Virginia.
- Scott Shipp, born in Warrenton, Superintendent of Virginia Military Institute from 1890 to 1907.
- Isabel Dodge Sloane, owner of Brookmeade Stud.
- William "Extra Billy" Smith, died in Warrenton, was a lawyer, congressman, two time Governor of Virginia and one of the oldest Confederate generals in the American Civil War.
- Shedrick Thompson, disputed lynching victim
- Liz Whitney Tippett, owner of the Llangollen estate.
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