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Fauquier is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 65,203. The county seat is
Fauquier County is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county is located in Northern Virginia.
Fauquier is named for Francis Fauquier, a lieutenant governor of Virginia during the colonial era
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau 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.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 651 square miles (1,690 km2), of which 647 square miles (1,680 km2) is land and 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) (0.6%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Fauquier High School
Liberty High School
Southeastern Alternative School
Kettle Run High School
Mountain Vista Governor's School
Fresta Valley Christian School
Lord Fairfax Community College
Thorpe House Adult Learning Center