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Stafford County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 128,961. Its county seat is
Located across the Rappahannock River from the City of Fredericksburg, Stafford County is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area
Stafford is named for Stafford in England.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Stafford County, Virginia formed from Westmoreland County. First court convened 27 May 1664. [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.]
Stafford County was named for the English county. It was formed from Westmoreland County in 1664. Its area is 277 square miles, and the county seat is Stafford.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 280 square miles (725 km2), of which, 270
square miles (700 km2) of it is land and 10 square miles (25 km2) of it (3.43%) is water. The Potomac River flows
along part of the eastern border of the county, while the Rappahannock River runs along the extent of the county's
southern border. It is bounded on the north by Prince William County, on the south by Culpeper County, Spotsylvania
County, and Caroline County and the independent city of Fredericksburg; on the east by King George County and,
across the Potomac River, by Charles County, Maryland; and bounded on the west by Fauquier County.
Bordering counties are as follows:
University of Mary Washington
Germanna Community College
Brooke Point High School
Colonial Forge High School
Mountain View High School
North Stafford High School
Stafford Senior High School