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The Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into ninety-five counties and thirty-eight independent cities, which are considered county-equivalents for census purposes.

Warren County, Virginia

Warren County Education, Geography, and History

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Warren County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 37,575. Its county seat is Front Royal.

Warren County is included in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Warren County Name

Warren is named for American Revolutionary Joseph Warren


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Warren County History

Warren County was established in 1836 from Frederick and Shenandoah counties. The county is named for Joseph Warren. During the Civil War the Battle of Front Royal took place in the county on May 23, 1862.

Warren County, Virginia formed from Frederick and Shenandoah Counties. [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.]

Warren County was named for Joseph Warren, the revolutionary patriot who sent Paul Revere and William Dawes on their famous rides and who was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill. The county was formed from Shenandoah and Frederick counties in 1836. Its area is 214 square miles, and the county seat is Front Royal.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 216 square miles (560 km2), of which, 214 square miles (553 km2) of it is land and 3 square miles (7 km2) of it (1.22%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Frederick County, Virginia - north
  • Clarke County, Virginia - northeast
  • Fauquier County, Virginia - east
  • Rappahannock County, Virginia - southeast
  • Page County, Virginia - southwest
  • Shenandoah County, Virginia - west


Warren County High School (Virginia) (8–12)
Skyline High School (8–12)


Christendom College

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