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Virginia Counties The Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into 95 counties and 39 independent cities, which are
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Fauquier County, Virginia
Fauquier County Education, Geography, and History
|County Seat: Warrenton
Year Organized: 1759
Square Miles: 650
10 Hotel Street
Warrenton, VA 20186-3206
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Fauquier is named for Francis Fauquier, a lieutenant governor of Virginia during the colonial era
Census Bureau Quick Facts
Fauquier County, Virginia formed from Prince William County. Later changes occurred from 1823-1824. [Virginia
Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as
Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical
Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
Fauquier County was named for Francis Fauquier, lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1758 to 1768. It was
formed from Prince William
County in 1759, and its area is 651 square miles. The county seat is Warrenton.
- Clarke County (north)
- Loudoun County (north)
- Prince William County (east)
- Stafford County (southeast)
- Culpeper County (southwest)
- Rappahannock County (west)
- Warren County (northwest)
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