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Encyclopedia > Culpeper, Virginia
Culpeper, VA
Image:Culpeper Seal.jpg
Founded 1759
State Virginia
County Culpeper
Mayor Pranas Rimeikis
http://www.culpeper.to/

Culpeper is an incorporated town in Culpeper County, Virginia, United States. The population was 9,664 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Culpeper CountyGR6. Image File history File links VAMap-doton-Culpeper. ... 1759 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Culpeper County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... An incorporated town in the United States is a town which is an incorporated municipality, that is, one with a charter received from the state, similar to a city. ... Culpeper County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Culpeper County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ...

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Geography

Culpeper is located at 38°28′19″N, 77°59′57″W (38.471915, -77.999168)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 17.5 km² (6.8 mi²). 17.4 km² (6.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.44%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 9,664 people, 3,933 households, and 2,442 families residing in the town. The population density was 554.4/km² (1,436.2/mi²). There were 4,139 housing units at an average density of 237.5/km² (615.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 78.27% White, 23.70% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.32% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.98% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.55% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 3,933 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.97. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the town the population was spread out like butter on toast with 25.7% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $35,438, and the median income for a family was $41,894. Males had a median income of $28,658 versus $25,252 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,842. About 13.0% of families and 16.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.8% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over. Once listed (briefly) as one of "America's Top 10 Small Towns", signs noting that one-time status are still posted at various locations. A sizable population of undocumented immigrants exists, along with the attendant issues pertaining to that state of affairs.[citation needed] The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Rail transportation

Amtrak, the national passenger rail service, provides service to Culpeper. Amtrak Train 19, the southbound Crescent, is scheduled to depart Culpeper at 7:55pm daily with service to Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Danville, Greensboro, High Point, Salisbury, Charlotte, Gastonia, Spartanburg, Greenville, Clemson, Toccoa, Gainesville, Atlanta, Anniston, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Meridian, Laurel, Hattiesburg, Picayune, Slidell, and New Orleans. Amtrak Train 20, the northbound Crescent, is scheduled to depart Culpeper at 8:12am daily with service to Manassas, Alexandria, and Washington, DC, before continuing on to New York City. Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... The Crescent is a passenger train operated by Amtrak in the eastern part of the United States. ... Charlottesville is an independent city located within the confines of Albemarle County in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States, and named after Princess Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the wife of King George III of England. ... Greensboro Skyline Greensboro redirects here. ... Charlotte (also known as candle stick) is a figure skating grace move - one of the spirals, where the skater is bended and glides on its one leg with the other one lifted to the air. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Jefferson, Shelby Government  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area  - City  151. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Burnhams Union Station: the central block of the immense front façade of Union Station Union Station is the grand ceremonial train station designed to be the entrance to Washington, DC when it opened in 1907. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ...


Amtrak Train 51, the westbound Cardinal, is scheduled to depart Culpeper at 12:35pm on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday with service to Charlottesville, Staunton, Clifton Forge, White Sulphur Springs, Alderson, Hinton, Prince, Thurmond, Montgomery, Charleston, Huntington, Ashland, South Portsmouth, Maysville, Cincinnati, Connersville, Indianapolis, Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Rensselaer, Dyer, and Chicago. Amtrak Train 50, the eastbound Cardinal, is scheduled to depart Culpeper at 4:00pm on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday with service to Manassas, Alexandria, and Washington, DC, before continuing on to New York City. The Cardinal is a passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States. ... Charlottesville is an independent city located within the confines of Albemarle County in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States, and named after Princess Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the wife of King George III of England. ... Nickname: Home of Hospitality, The most northern city of the South and the most southern city of the North, Chemicalville, The Capitol City C-Town Location of Charleston in West Virginia. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: , County Marion Founded 1821 Government  - Mayor Bart Peterson (D) Area  - City  372 sq mi (963. ... Union Station is a Chicago train station that opened in 1925, replacing an earlier 1881 station, and is now the only intercity rail terminal in Chicago. ... Burnhams Union Station: the central block of the immense front façade of Union Station Union Station is the grand ceremonial train station designed to be the entrance to Washington, DC when it opened in 1907. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ...


Notable residents

Big Kenny (left), and John Rich (right) Big Kenny (born William Kenneth Alphin in Culpeper, Virginia on November 1, 1963) is a member of the hit country music duo Big & Rich. ... John Strode Barbour, Jr. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... Cary Travers Grayson in 1920 Cary Travers Grayson (11 October 1878 - 15 February 1938) was a surgeon in the United States Navy who served a variety of roles from personal aide to President Woodrow Wilson, to chairman of the American Red Cross. ... A WWII-era poster encouraged American women to volunteer for the Red Cross as part of the war effort. ... Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924), was the 28th President of the United States. ... Ambrose Powell Hill Ambrose Powell Hill (November 9, 1825 – April 2, 1865), was a Confederate States of America general in the American Civil War. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... For other uses of Stonewall Jackson, see Stonewall Jackson (disambiguation). ... A. Jarvis was the name of two women, mother and daughter. ... A celebratory Mothers Day cookie cake. ... Keith Russell Jennings (born November 2, 1968 in Culpepper, Virginia) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA. Jennings, a 57 point guard, attended East Tennessee State University and spent three seasons in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... Giles H. Miller was born in his parents home in Lynchburg, Virginia, while Theodore Roosevelt was serving his first term as President of the United States. ... The Virginia Military Institute (VMI), located in Lexington, Virginia, is the oldest state military college in the United States. ... William Morgan (c. ... Freemason and Freemasons redirect here. ... Waller Tazewell Patton (July 15, 1835 – July 21, 1863), was a professor, attorney, and an officer of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... George Smith Patton Jr. ... John Strother Pendleton nicknamed The Lone Star (March 1, 1802 – November 19, 1868) was a nineteenth century congressman, diplomat, lawyer and farmer from Virginia. ... Eppa Rixey of the Philadelphia Phillies at the West Side Grounds in 1912. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in North American professional baseball. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Admiral Presley Marion Rixey (14 July 1852 – 17 June 1928), born in Culpeper, Virginia, was the United States Naval Surgeon General and personal physician to Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. ... Surgeon General can have several different meanings. ... William Smith (September 6, 1797 – May 18, 1887), known as Extra Billy, was a lawyer, Governor of Virginia, U.S. Congressman, and one of the oldest Confederate generals in the American Civil War. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Tim Kaine, the current Governor The Governor of Virginia serves as the chief executive of the Commonwealth of Virginia for a four-year term. ...

Trivia

  • Culpeper was the first municipality south of the Mason-Dixon Line to install fluorescent street lighting.
  • Dinosaur tracks were uncovered in 1989 at a quarry run by the Culpeper Stone Co.
  • Brandy Station, a community lying several miles north of town, is the site of a house, whose interior walls bear numerous signatures, comments and images rendered in charcoal by soldiers, both Union and Confederate, during the Civil War. It's appropriately known as the "Graffiti House".
  • It is often misspelled Culpepper.
  • Many residents of the town would like for it to be dissolved into the surrounding county.
  • Culpeper is the home of Eclypsio, a popular rock music band.

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Welcome to the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce (218 words)
Located in the beautiful Piedmont area of Virginia, at the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and nestled within the Rappahannock River Basin, Culpeper offers its residents and visitors an environment rich in natural beauty and fascinating history.
The Culpeper County Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of over 590 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals.
Culpeper's economy is multifaceted and changing with the times.
History of Culpeper, VA (1136 words)
Culpeper County was cut off from Orange by an Act of the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1748, effective May 17, 1749, when the first county court convened.
Culpeper is a granddaughter of Spotsylvania County, from which Orange was formed in 1734, and great-granddaughter of Essex, from which Spotsylvania was taken in 1720.
Situated in the rolling hills of Piedmont Virginia, Culpeper County rises from an elevation of 300 feet on the east and 600 feet on the west.
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