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Fauquier County, Virginia

Fauquier County Education, Geography, and History

County Seat: Warrenton
Year Organized: 1759
Square Miles: 650
Court House:

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


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County History

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.

Neighboring Counties:

  • 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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