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Encyclopedia > Warrenton, Virginia
Warrenton, VA
Founded 1810
State Virginia
County Fauquier
Mayor George B. Fitch
http://www.townofwarrenton.com/
Street scene, Warrenton, Virginia, ca. 1862.
Street scene, Warrenton, Virginia, ca. 1862.

Warrenton is a town located in Fauquier County, Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 6,670. It is the county seat of Fauquier CountyGR6. Public schools in the town include Fauquier High School, Warrenton Middle School, Taylor Middle School and several elementary schools. Warrenton is also home to The Fauquier Gators Baseball Team of The Clark Griffith League. 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 Adapted from Wikipedias VA county maps by Seth Ilys. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 320 km 690 km 7. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1759 Seat Warrenton Area  - Total  - Water 1,687 km² (651 mi²) 4 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1452x1057, 306 KB)Street scene, Warrenton, Virginia, ca. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1452x1057, 306 KB)Street scene, Warrenton, Virginia, ca. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1759 Seat Warrenton Area  - Total  - Water 1,687 km² (651 mi²) 4 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1759 Seat Warrenton Area  - Total  - Water 1,687 km² (651 mi²) 4 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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History

The town of Warrenton was incorporated in 1810 and named for General Joseph Warren, a Revolutionary War hero. Richard Henry Lee donated the land for the county seat. John Marshall, the fourth Supreme Court Chief Justice was from the Warrenton area. Colonel John S. Mosby made raids in the town during the Civil War and later made his home and practiced law in Warrenton. 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... General is a high military rank, used by nearly every country in the world. ... Joseph Warren Dr. Joseph Warren (June 11, 1741–June 17, 1775) was an American doctor and soldier, remembered for playing a leading role in American Patriot organizations in Boston and for his death as a volunteer private soldier while also serving as chief executive of the revolutionary Massachusetts government. ... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ... Richard Henry Lee Richard Henry Lee (January 20, 1732–June 19, 1794) was the sixth President of the United States in Congress assembled under the Articles of Confederation, holding office from November 30, 1784 to November 22, 1785. ... John Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) was a highly influential American statesman, lawyer, legislator and soldier who served as a Virginia Delegate, U.S. Representative, special emissary to France, United States Secretary of State and, most significantly, as the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. ... The supreme court in some countries, provinces, and states, is the highest court in that jurisdiction and functions as a court of last resort whose rulings cannot be appealed. ... The Chief Justice in many countries is the name for the presiding member of a Supreme Court in Commonwealth- or other countries with an Anglosaxon type of justice, such as the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of New Zealand, the Supreme... Colonel is a military rank of a commissioned officer, with the corresponding ranks existing in nearly every country in the world. ... John Mosby John Singleton Mosby (December 6, 1833 – May 30, 1916), also known as the Gray Ghost, was a Confederate partisan ranger (guerilla fighter) in the American Civil War. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Abraham Lincoln+ Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee Strength 2,213,363 1,064,200 Casualties KIA: 110,100 Total dead: 359,500 Wounded: 275,200 KIA: 74,500 Total dead: 198,500 Wounded: 137,000+  The American...


Geography

Warrenton is located at 38°43′06″N, 77°47′50″W (38.718307, -77.797085)GR1. The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.0 km² (4.2 mi²). 11.0 km² (4.2 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 6,670 people, 2,683 households, and 1,591 families residing in the town. The population density is 607.4/km² (1,574.8/mi²). There are 2,856 housing units at an average density of 260.1/km² (674.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 80.04% White, 16.49% African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.00% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. 3.25% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. 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 Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 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. ... 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. ...


There are 2,683 households out of which 28.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% are married couples living together, 14.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% are non-families. 33.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.33 and the average family size is 3.01. The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the town the population is spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 77.8 males.


The median income for a household in the town is $50,760, and the median income for a family is $59,744. Males have a median income of $40,405 versus $31,689 for females. The per capita income for the town is $23,552. 9.3% of the population and 6.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.3% of those under the age of 18 and 10.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. 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 living in poverty The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


External links

A Pictorial History of Warrenton, Virginia


Reviews of Restuarants in Warrenton, Virginia


  Results from FactBites:
 
Warrenton, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (497 words)
The town of Warrenton was incorporated in 1810 and named for General Joseph Warren, a Revolutionary War hero.
Richard Henry Lee donated the land for the county seat.
John Marshall, the fourth Supreme Court Chief Justice was from the Warrenton area.
Preserve America Community: Warrenton, Virginia (243 words)
Warrenton, Virginia (population 6,670), county seat of Fauquier County, was founded in the 1760s at a crossroads of two main thoroughfares.
Warrenton was a center for the raiding activities of Confederate partisan leader Colonel John Singleton Mosby, the legendary “Grey Ghost.”
However, since Warrenton became a designated Virginia Main Street community in 1989, almost 400 downtown buildings have been rehabilitated, and $18 million in private funds and $357,000 in public funds have been invested in the downtown.
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