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Encyclopedia > Prince William County, Virginia
Prince William County, Virginia
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Location in the state of Virginia

Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1731
Seat Manassas
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

902 km² (348 mi²)
875 km² (338 mi²)
27 km² (11 mi²), 3.04%
Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

348,588
321/km² 
Website: www.pwcgov.org

Prince William County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 280,813. Its county seat is the independent city of Manassas6. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Virginia_highlighting_Prince_William_County. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... 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 10 Downing Street becomes the official residence of the United Kingdoms Prime Minister when Robert Walpole moves in. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Location in Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County None (see independent city) Government  - City Manager Lawrence Hughes Area  - City  10. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 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. ... 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. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... 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... 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. ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ... Location in Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County None (see independent city) Government  - City Manager Lawrence Hughes Area  - City  10. ... 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 Metropolitan Area. It has been suggested that National Capital Region (United States) be merged into this article or section. ...

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History

Prince William County was created by an act of the General Assembly of the colony of Virginia in 1731, largely from the western section of Stafford County as well as a section of King George County [1]. The area encompassed by the Act creating Prince William County originally included all of what later became Arlington County, the City of Alexandria, Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, the City of Manassas, and the City of Manassas Park (and the various incorporated towns therein). The County was named for Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, a son of King George II. Events 10 Downing Street becomes the official residence of the United Kingdoms Prime Minister when Robert Walpole moves in. ... Stafford County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1720 Seat King George Area  - Total  - Water 486 km² (188 mi²) 20 km² (8 mi²) 4. ... Arlington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia (which calls itself a commonwealth), directly across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. By an act of Congress July 9, 1846, the area south of the Potomac was returned to Virginia effective in 1847 As of 2000... Location in Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor William D. Euille Area  - City  15. ... Fairfax County is a county in Northern Virginia, in the United States. ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1805 Government  - Mayor Robert Lederer Area  - City  6. ... Fauquier County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Loudoun County, Virginia is part of the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area. ... Location in Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County None (see independent city) Government  - City Manager Lawrence Hughes Area  - City  10. ... Manassas Park is a city in Virginia. ... The Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, KG, KB, PC (15 April 1721–31 October 1765), a younger son of King George II of Great Britain and Queen Caroline, was a noted military leader. ... George II (George Augustus; 10 November 1683 – 25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and Archtreasurer and Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 902 km² (348 mi²). 875 km² (338 mi²) of it is land and 27 km² (11 mi²) of it (3.04%) is water. It is bounded on the north by Loudoun and Fairfax counties; on the south by Stafford County; on the east by the Potomac River, across the river is Charles County, Maryland; and on the west by Fauquier County. 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. ... 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. ... Fairfax County is a county in Northern Virginia, in the United States. ... Stafford County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Charles County is a county in the south central portion of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Fauquier County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ...


Major highways

Image File history File links I-66. ... Interstate 66 (abbreviated I-66) is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ... Image File history File links I-95. ... I-95 south coming off the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Interstate 95 runs 179 miles through Virginia. ... Image File history File links US_1. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: U.S. Route 1 U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Image File history File links US_29. ... United States Highway 29 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 1,036 miles (1,667 km) from the western suburbs of Baltimore to Pensacola, Florida. ... Image File history File links US_50. ... U.S. Route 50 is a major east-west route of the U.S. Highway system, stretching just over 3000 miles (4800 km) from West Sacramento, California east to Ocean City, Maryland on the Atlantic Ocean. ... Image File history File links Virginia_28. ... State Route 28 is a state highway that traverses the counties of Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William, and Fauquier in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... State Route 234 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Prince William Parkway (SR 3000) runs between U.S. Route 1 in Woodbridge to VA 234 Dumfries Road near Manassas and Prince William Parkway (VA 234) runs from VA 234 Dumfries Road to I-66 near Gainesville. ...

Government and politics

The county is divided into seven magisterial districts: Brentsville, Coles, Dumfries, Gainesville, Neabsco, Occoquan, and Woodbridge. The magisterial districts each elect one supervisor to the Board of Supervisors which governs Prince William County. There is also a Chairman elected by the county at-large, bringing total Board membership to 8; this may increase after the 2010 census when an eighth magisterial district is likely to be added. A Vice-Chairman is selected by the Board from amongst its membership. The current Chairman is Corey A. Stewart, who previously served as the Occoquan District Supervisor. The current Vice-Chairman is Martin E. Nohe, the Coles District Supervisor. The County operates under the county form of the County Executive system of government, with an elected Board of Supervisors. The Board then appoints a professional, nonpartisan County Executive to manage government agencies. The Twenty-third United States Census will be the next national census in the United States. ... A County Executive is the title assigned to a person hired to run the day to day operations of a county. ...


Republicans hold six of the eight seats on the Board of Supervisors as well as the office of the County Sheriff. Republicans hold all three Congressional seats that include parts of Prince William County and control the five Virginia House of Delegates seats that include parts of the County. The county's Virginia State Senate seats are split among Democrats and Republicans, with each party controlling two Senate seats. In 2005, Democratic Governor Timothy M. Kaine won the County with 49.95% of the vote. In 2006, Democratic U.S. Senator Jim Webb won with 50.51% of the vote. The Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney is also a Democrat. The Prince William County Sheriffs Department was established in 1731 to provide law enforcement and jailers for the County. ... The Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the Virginia General Assembly. ... The Virginia Senate is the upper house of the Virginia General Assembly. ... 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      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Timothy M. Kaine, is an American politician and the current Democratic Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia and member of the Democratic party. ... James Henry Jim Webb, Jr. ...


The County has had several special elections of late. In 2006, the then-Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Sean Connaughton, was appointed as head of the U.S. Maritime Administration by President George W. Bush. A special election to fill the vacancy was called for the same day as the U.S. Senate election between Jim Webb and George F. Allen. Occoquan District Supervisor Stewart won the election and a special election was called for January 2007 to fill the vacancy in the Occoquan District. Mr. Stewart's successor was a fellow Republican. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Seal of the US Maritime Administration MARAD, or the US Maritime Administration, maintains the Naval Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF) as a ready source of ships for use during national emergencies and assists in fulfilling its traditional role as the nations fourth arm of defense in logistically supporting the military... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The Virginia Senate election of 2006 was held on November 7, 2006. ... Categories: People stubs | Politics stubs | 1952 births | Governors of Virginia | United States Senators ...

Position Name Party First Election District
  Chairman Cory A. Stewart Republican Party 2003 At-Large
  Supervisor Wally Covington Republican Party 2003 Brentsville
  Supervisor Martin E. Nohe Republican Party 2003 Coles
  Supervisor Maureen S. Caddigan Republican Party 1995 Dumfries
  Supervisor John T. Stirrup, Jr. Republican Party 2003 Gainesville
  Supervisor John D. Jenkins Democratic Party 1982 Neabsco
  Supervisor Michael C. May Republican Party 2006 Occoquan
  Supervisor Hilda M. Barg Democratic Party 1987 Woodbridge

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Education

Public schools

The Prince William County Public Schools system consists of around 62 elementary, 15 middle, and 10 high public schools, as well as a virtual high school, two traditional schools, five special education schools, and two alternative schools. Prince William County Public Schools is a school division in Virginia. ...


The Superintendent of Prince William County Public Schools is Steven L. Walts. He is serving his 2nd year as Superintendent (2006–2007).


The system has a television station called PWCS-TV. It is programmed and operated by Prince William County Public Schools' Media Production Services Department and is accessible to all Prince William County Comcast subscribers.


Edulink Intouch Online is a parent-school communication system that allows secure access to student information such as school attendance and grades.


Colleges

Northern Virginia Community College, comprising six locations in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., is the nations second largest multi-campus community college and the largest educational institution in the state of Virginia. ...

Universities

George Mason University, also known as GMU or simply Mason, is a public university in the United States. ... Strayer University, formerly Strayer College of Washington, D. C., is a private, for-profit educational institution. ... The University of Northern Virginia or UNVA is an accredited institution of higher education. ...

Demographics

Historical populations
Census
year
Population

1790 11,615
1800 12,733
1810 11,311
1820 9,419
1830 9,330
1840 8,144
1850 8,129
1860 8,565
1870 7,504
1880 9,180
1890 9,805
1900 11,112
1910 12,026
1920 13,660
1930 13,951
1940 17,738
1950 22,612
1960 50,164
1970 111,102
1980 144,636
1990 215,686
2000 280,813
2004 336,586
2006 356,671

As of the census² of 2000, there were 280,813 people, 94,570 households, and 72,724 families residing in the county. The population density was 321/km² (831/mi²). There were 98,052 housing units at an average density of 112/km² (290/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 68.93% White, 18.76% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 3.81% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 4.35% from other races, and 3.62% from two or more races. 9.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The United States Census of year 2000, 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. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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 54.2% of Prince William County's population. 19.4% of the population was African-American. 0.5% was Native American. 6.4% of the population was Asian. The growth of the Asian population was numerically and as a percentage of the total population in this subgroup dwarfed by the growth of the Latino population which was 18.0% of the county's total population by 2005.


There were 94,570 households out of which 44.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.30% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.10% were non-families. 17.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.32. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 30.40% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 35.20% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 4.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.40 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $65,960, and the median income for a family was $71,622. Males had a median income of $45,595 versus $34,286 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,641. About 3.30% of families and 4.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.60% of those under age 18 and 4.70% 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. ...


Sports

The Potomac Nationals are a Minor League Baseball team located in Woodbridge, Virginia. The Nationals play in the high-A Carolina League and are an affiliate of the Washington Nationals. Class-Level A Minor League affiliations Carolina League Northern Division Major League affiliation Washington Nationals (2005-present) Cincinnati Reds (2003-2004) St. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... Woodbridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Washington Nationals (2005–present) Montreal Expos (1969-2004) Other nicknames Nats, Nacionales (Spanish) Ballpark RFK Stadium (2005–present) Hiram Bithorn Stadium[3] (San Juan) (2003-2004) Olympic Stadium (Montreal) (1977-2004) Jarry Park...


Museums

The National Museum of the Marine Corps is the new historical museum of the United States Marine Corps. It is located in Triangle, Virginia and is free to the public. Aerial view of the Museum under construction, taken April 2006. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... Triangle is a census-designated place located in Prince William County, Virginia. ...


National Parks

Prince William Forest Park

Prince William Forest Park was established as Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area in 1936 and is located in eastern Prince William County, Virginia. The park is the largest protected natural area in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region at over 15,000 acres (61 km²). Quantico Creek The North Fork of Quantico Creek, from the North Valley trail Map of Prince William Forest Park Prince William Forest Park was established as Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area in 1936 and is located in eastern Prince William County, Virginia. ... Prince William County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...


Manassas National Battlefield Park

Manassas National Battlefield Park, located north of Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia, preserves the site of two major American Civil War battles: the First Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861, and the Second Battle of Bull Run which was fought between August 28 and August 30, 1862. Manassas National Battlefield Park, located north of Manassas, Virginia, preserves the site of two major American Civil War battles: the First Battle of Bull Run in July 1861, and the Second Battle of Bull Run in August 1862 (also known as First Manassas and Second Manassas, respectively). ... Manassas is an independent city located in the state of Virginia. ... Prince William County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Irvin McDowell Joseph E. Johnston P.G.T. Beauregard Strength 35,000 effectives 32,500 effectives Casualties 2,896 (460 killed, 1,124 wounded, 1,312 captured/missing) 1,982 (387 killed, 1,582 wounded, 13 missing) For other uses... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders John Pope Robert E. Lee James Longstreet Stonewall Jackson Strength 63,000 54,000 Casualties 1,747 killed 8,452 wounded 4,263 captured/missing 1,553 killed 7,812 wounded 109 captured/missing For other uses, see Bull Run... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about 1862 . ...


Also see

Prince William County Public Schools is a school division in Virginia. ... Prince William County, Virginia is located 25 miles south of Washington, DC in Northern Virginia. ... The Prince William County Sheriffs Department was established in 1731 to provide law enforcement and jailers for the County. ... Prince William County, Virginia is located 25 miles south of Washington, DC in Northern Virginia. ...

Towns and other localities

Incorporated towns

Four incorporated towns are located within Prince William County:

Dumfries is a town located in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Haymarket is a town in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. ... Occoquan is a town located in Prince William County in the State of Virginia. ... Quantico, Virginia is in Prince William County, 23 miles north-northeast of Fredericksburg, Virginia, near Dumfries and Stafford along Highway 619. ...

Unincorporated communities

Aden is an unincorporated town in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Agnewville is an unincorporated community in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. ... Antioch is an unincorporated town in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Brentsville is an unincorporated village in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Bristow is an unincorporated town in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Buckhall is an unincorporated town in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Buckland is an unincorporated village in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Bull Run is an area in Prince William County, Virginia, best known for its historic significance as the site of two major battles of the American Civil War, the First Battle of Bull Run, and the Second Battle of Bull Run. ... Canova is an unincorporated town in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Catharpin is an unincorporated community in Prince William County, Virginia, in the United States. ... Cornwell is an unincorporated community in Prince William County, Virginia located on Virginia State Route 234 (Dumfries Road) about one mile north of Canova at its intersection with Purcell Road. ... Dale City is an unincorporated community in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. ... Gainesville is a census-designated place located in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Independent Hill is an unincorporated town in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Lake Ridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. ... Linton Hall is a census-designated place located in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Loch Lomond is a census-designated place located in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Montclair is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. ... Nokesville is a census-designated place located in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Quantico Station is a census-designated place located in Virginia. ... Rixlew is an unincorporated town in Prince William County, Virginia, USA. Rixlew lies on Wellington Road adjacent to the city of Manassas. ... Southbridge, Virginia is an unincorporated master-planned community of over 1,500 homes with more than 5,000 residents located in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Sudley is a census-designated place located in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Thoroughfare is an unincorporated community in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Triangle is a census-designated place located in Prince William County, Virginia. ... West Gate is a census-designated place located in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Woodbridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. ... Yorkshire is a census-designated place located in Prince William County, Virginia. ...

Extinct towns/communities

Batestown is an extinct unincorporated town in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Groveton is an extinct unincorporated Civil War era village in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Hickory Ridge is an extinct unincorporated town in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Joplin is an extinct unincorporated town in Prince William County, Virginia. ... Kopp, Virginia is an extinct unincorporated town located in Prince William County. ... Minnieville is an extinct unincorporated town that was once located in Prince William County, Virginia. ...

Independent cities

The independent cities of Manassas and Manassas Park are surrounded by Prince William County. Prince William, Manassas Park, and Manassas are combined for purposes of criminal, traffic, civil, and juvenile and domestic relations courts within Circuit 31. The Courthouse Complex itself is located in a Prince William County enclave surrounded by the City of Manassas. The County Government Administration Complex is located at 1 County Complex Court in the unincorporated community of Woodbridge. An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ... Location in Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County None (see independent city) Government  - City Manager Lawrence Hughes Area  - City  10. ... Manassas Park is a city in Virginia. ... Woodbridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. ...


Other important features

Quantico Creek The North Fork of Quantico Creek, from the North Valley trail Map of Prince William Forest Park Prince William Forest Park was established as Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area in 1936 and is located in eastern Prince William County, Virginia. ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... The Marine Corps Base Quantico, near Fredericksburg, Virginia, is one of the largest United States Marine Corps bases in the world. ... Manassas National Battlefield Park, located north of Manassas, Virginia, preserves the site of two major American Civil War battles: the First Battle of Bull Run in July 1861, and the Second Battle of Bull Run in August 1862 (also known as First Manassas and Second Manassas, respectively). ... 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... Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge or Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, VA, is an outdoor live performance amphitheatre with a 25,000 fan capacity, the largest in the Washington Metropolitan area. ... Potomac Mills is a super-regional shopping mall in Woodbridge, Virginia, part of the Washington, D.C. metro area. ...

External links

  • Official Website of Prince William County Government
  • Prince William County Public Schools
  • Prince William County Park Authority
  • Prince William County Department of Economic Development
  • Prince William County/Manassas Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission
  • Prince William County Fairgrounds
  • Prince William County-Greater Manassas Chamber of Commerce
  • Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce

Coordinates: 38°42′N 77°29′W / 38.70, -77.48 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Prince William County - Geography of Virginia (465 words)
Prince William was formed in 1730 and named by the General Assembly after the second son of George II.
Prince William was made the Duke of Cumberland in 1726 when he was five years old, so he was all of nine years old when honored by the name of the new county.
Prince William's military reputation was destroyed in one of the maneuverings during what the Virginians referred to as the French and Indian War.
Prince William County, Virginia: Information from Answers.com (673 words)
Prince William County was created by an act of the General Assembly of the colony of Virginia in 1731, largely from the western section of Stafford County as well as a section of King George County [1].
It is bounded on the north by Loudoun and Fairfax counties; on the south by Stafford County; on the east by the Potomac River, across the river is Charles County, Maryland; and on the west by Fauquier County.
In the county, the population was spread out with 30.40% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 35.20% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 4.80% who were 65 years of age or older.
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