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Encyclopedia > Culpeper County, Virginia
Culpeper County, Virginia
Seal of Culpeper County, Virginia
Map
Map of Virginia highlighting Culpeper County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1749
Seat Culpeper
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

990 km² (382 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
3 km² (1 mi²), 0.33%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

34,262
35/km² 
Website: www.culpepercounty.gov

Culpeper County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 34,262. Its county seat is Culpeper6. Image File history File links Culpeper_Seal. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_VA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Virginia ... Events While in debtors prison, John Cleland writes Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Culpeper is a town in Culpeper County, Virginia, United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 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. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties Libertarian Party State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Culpeper is a town in Culpeper County, Virginia, United States. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


This county is a part of the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area. It has been suggested that Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA be merged into this article or section. ...

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History

Culpeper County was established in 1749 from Orange County. The county is named for Lord Thomas Culpeper. During the Civil War the Battle of Cedar Mountain took place on August 9, 1862 and the Battle of Brandy Station on June 9, 1863 in Culpeper County. Events While in debtors prison, John Cleland writes Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure). ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1734 Seat Orange Area  - Total  - Water 889 km² (343 mi²) 4 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... A Lord (Laird in some Scottish contexts) is a male who has power and authority. ... Thomas Colepeper 2nd Baron Colepeper (1635–1689), was the colonial governor of Virginia, 1677–1683. ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the northern states, popularly referred to as the U.S., the Union, the North, or the Yankees; and the seceding southern states, commonly referred to as the Confederate States of America, the CSA, the Confederacy... Battle of Cedar Mountain Conflict American Civil War Date August 9, 1862 Place Culpeper County, Virginia Result Confederate victory The Battle of Cedar Mountain, also known as the Battle of Slaughters Mountain or Cedar Run, took place on August 9, 1862 in Culpeper County, Virginia as part of the... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Battle of Brandy Station was the largest cavalry engagement on the North American continent. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Andrew Stevenson, Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1827 to 1834, was born in Culpeper County on Jan. 21, 1784. Andrew Stevenson (January 21, 1784–January 25, 1857) was a U.S. political figure. ...


Culpeper County was fought over more than any other county anywhere during the Civil War.


Culpeper County has changed from primarily rural to a bedroom community for Washington and its Northern Virginia suburbs.


Culpeper was home to baseball Hall of Famer Eppa Rixey. Eppa Rixey of the Philadelphia Phillies at the West Side Grounds in 1912. ...


Culpeper also produced pro basketball player Keith "Mister" Jennings.


Culpeper produced country music star Kenny Alphin of the group "Big & Rich."


Culpeper County is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are quickly accessed beginning with Old Rag Mountain and the Skyline Drive just up Route 522.


Culpeper County is home to Commonwealth Park, site for many world-class equestrian events. It was here that actor Christopher Reeve suffered his accident during a competition.


Culpeper is home to famous battlefield at Brandy Station and the boyhood home to Civil War Gen. A.P. Hill.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 990 km² (382 mi²). 987 km² (381 mi²) of it is land and 3 km² (1 mi²) of it (0.33%) 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 census² of 2000, there were 34,262 people, 12,141 households, and 9,045 families residing in the county. The population density was 35/km² (90/mi²). There were 12,871 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (34/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.27% White, 18.15% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.15% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. 2.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 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 following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 12,141 households out of which 35.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 11.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.50% were non-families. 20.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.08. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 103.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $45,290, and the median income for a family was $51,475. Males had a median income of $36,621 versus $25,985 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,162. About 7.00% of families and 9.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.30% of those under age 18 and 8.60% of those age 65 or over. 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. ...


Schools

Culpeper County Public Schools http://www.culpeperschools.org

A second high school is currently being built which is to be named Eastern View High School and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2008. Culpeper High School is ranked one of the top public schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia. &nd the highest pregnancy &nd STD rate in VA Culpeper County High School, properly abbreviated CCHS, is the sole High School in Culpeper County, Virginia. ...


Towns

Culpeper is a town in Culpeper County, Virginia, United States. ...

Unincorporated communities

Categories: Towns in Virginia | Culpeper County, Virginia | Stub ...

External Links

Trivia

  • It was during the Commonwealth Dressage and Combined Training Association finals at the Commonwealth Park in Culpeper County that Christopher Reeve received his infamous neck injury rendering him a quadriplegic.
  • The James Reasoner Civil War Series is a 10-volume set of historical novels set in Culpeper, Virginia.

  Results from FactBites:
 
Culpeper County, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (599 words)
Culpeper County was established in 1749 from Orange County.
Culpeper County is home to Commonwealth Park, site for many world-class equestrian events.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who were 65 years of age or older.
Culpeper, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (443 words)
Culpeper is a town located in Culpeper County, Virginia.
It is the county seat of Culpeper County
Giles H. Miller, devoted alumnus of the Virginia Military Institute.
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