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Encyclopedia > Fauquier County, Virginia
Fauquier County, Virginia
Map
Map of Virginia highlighting Fauquier County
Location in the state of Virginia
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Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1759
Seat Warrenton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,687 km² (651 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
4 km² (2 mi²), 0.26%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

55,139
33/km² 
Website: www.fauquiercounty.gov

Fauquier County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 55,139. Its county seat is Warrenton6. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... 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 ... 1759 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Street scene, Warrenton, Virginia, ca. ... 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. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... 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. ... Street scene, Warrenton, Virginia, ca. ... 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. ...


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History

Fauquier County was established on May 1, 1759 from Prince William County. The county is named for Francis Fauquier, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia at the time. As legend has it, Lord Francis Fauquier won the land of Fauquier County in a poker game. is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1759 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Prince William County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. ... A Painting of Francis Fauquier Francis Fauquier was a Lieutenant Governor of the colony of Virginia (in what is today the United States), and served as acting governor from 1758 until his death in 1768. ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ...


The county courthouse for many years had a portrait that they believed was Francis Fauquier hanging prominately in the center of the court. A visiting scholar after viewing the portrait approached the government officials to ask why they had Francis' brother hanging in the court building. Needless to say they took the picture down, the portrait that now hangs in the (old) courthouse is verified as Francis Fauquier.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,687 km² (651 mi²). 1,683 km² (650 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (2 mi²) of it (0.26%) 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. ...


Adjacent Counties

Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1836 Seat Berryville Area  - Total  - Water 462 km² (178 mi²) 4 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... Loudoun County (pronounced LOUD-un; IPA: ) is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States, and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. ... Prince William County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. ... Stafford County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Culpeper County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Rappahannock County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ...

Major Highways

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Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 55,139 people, 19,842 households, and 15,139 families residing in the county. The population density was 33/km² (85/mi²). There were 21,046 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (32/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.39% White, 8.79% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. 2.02% 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. ...


By 2005 non-Hispanic whites were 84.5% of the population of the county. African-Americans were still 8.8% of the population. Native Americans were 0.3% while the Asians population was 1.1% of the county total. The Latino population had more than doubled as a percentage of the total population of the county to 4.4%.


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. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 10.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $61,999, and the median income for a family was $69,507. Males had a median income of $45,484 versus $31,738 for females. The per capita income for the county was $28,757. About 3.70% of families and 5.40% 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 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. ...


Towns

Incorporated towns

Remington is a town located in Fauquier County, Virginia. ... The Plains is a town in Fauquier County, Virginia, United States. ... Street scene, Warrenton, Virginia, ca. ...

Unincorporated communities

Airlie is a small, unincorporated community in Fauquier County, Virginia situated between US Route 15 and US Route 29. ... Bealeton is a small unincorporated community in Fauquier County, Virginia, at the intersection of VA 28 and US 17. ... Belle Meade is a small, unincorporated community in Fauquier County, Virginia, situated on State Route 55, and bypassed by Interstate 66. ... Belvoir is a small, unincorporated community in Fauquier County, Virginia. ... Bristersburg is a small, unincorporated community in Fauquier County. ... Broad Run is a small, unincorporated community in Fauquier County, Virginia. ... Calverton is a small, unincorporated village in Fauquier County, Virginia. ... Casanova is a small unincorporated community in Fauquier County, Virginia, United States. ... Catlett is a small town in Fauquier County, Virginia. ... Delaplane is a small, unincorporated village in Fauquier County, Virginia. ... Elk Run is a small, unincorporated community in Fauquier County, Virginia. ... Germantown, Virginia is the resting place of John Jacob Richter (also spelled Rector). ... Goldvein is a hamlet in Fauquier County, Virginia, located approximately 15 miles northwest of Fredericksburg, Virginia at latitude 38. ... Halway is a small, unincorporated hamlet in Fauquier County, Virginia, running along State Route 626, known as Halfway Road. ... Hume is an unincorporated community in Fauquier County, Virginia. ... Markham is a small, unincorporated community in Fauquier County, Virginia, along State Route 55 and off Interstate 66. ... Marshall is a historic unincorporated town in Fauquier County, Virginia. ... Midland is a small community in Fauquier County, Virginia, USA. Midland is home to a Post Office with the local zip code of 22728. ... Sumerduck is a small rural village located equidistant between Fredericksburg, Culpeper, and Warrenton, in Fauquier County, Virginia. ... Upperville is located in Fauquier County, Virginia, in the Washington DC metro area. ...

Notable residents

  • James Markham Marshall Ambler, (1848-1881), born in Fauquier County, Confederate Army soldier and physician on Arctic exploring ship U.S.S. Jeanette. Died attempting to return to civilization.[1]
  • Turner Ashby, born in Fauquier County, Confederate Army general in the American Civil War[1]
  • Martin Berkofsky, classical pianist and philanthropist
  • Susan Cummings a heiress infamous for killing Argentine polo player Roberto Villegas
  • Robert Duvall, American-born actor who maintains a farm in The Plains
  • John Marshall, born in Fauquier County, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

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References

    1. ^ a b (1963) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 

External links

Coordinates: 38°44′N 77°49′W / 38.74, -77.81 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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