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Fauquier County Area Information

We specialize in fine and unique properties in FAUQUIER (pronounced FAWK YEAR), WARRENTON, CULPEPER, RAPPAHANNOCK and MIDDLEBURG areas. Our office, located in the Historic District of Warrenton, Virginia is approximately 42 miles west of Washington, D.C. and 40 miles from Dulles International Airport.

Our area is rich in history, cultural and educational opportunities, convenient to skiing, the mountains, the beach and the entire world through Dulles International Airport, Washington National Airport, and Baltimore/Washington International Airport.

We are 1 1/2 hours north of Richmond, VA; 2 hours north of Williamsburg, VA; 1 1/2 hours NE of Charlottesville, VA; 1 hour west of Washington, D.C. (MAP)

We are considered to be in the absolute heart of the foxhunting country of America with nine foxhunts within 45 minutes of Warrenton. Our gently rolling foothills of the majestic Blue Ridge mountains are in the piedmont area of Virginia offering wide open spaces, lovely views, good deep, rich soils and many, many scenic byways.

We think our quality of life rather than our "lifestyle" is the main draw to our countryside. With four well-defined seasons (no place in the world has more wonderful shades of green in the spring), the climate is very pleasant with mild winters (most of our lovely Virginia snows last half a day and are gone two days later), breathtaking autumns, and with the exception of a few humid weeks in the summer, is a very happy situation for year-round living. Best of all, we have few natural disaster situations, but we do have miles of lush pasture, park like woodland, streams, springs, mountain views, open space and because of our close proximity to Washington, interesting people from all over the world. Our heritage and tradition are preserved in our quaint historic district in Old Town Warrenton, with the lovely shops, excellent restaurants and deli's, antique stores, beautiful old buildings, summer concerts, community theater, wine festivals and much more.

Fauquier county was formed in 1759, named for Lieutenant Governor Francis Fauquier and by 1775 had a population of about 14,000. In 1790 Richard Henry Lee donated 71 acres of land for the county seat which was incorporated as the Town of Warrenton in 1810. At the time of the Civil War, Warrenton was known as the richest town for its size (604) in the whole South. Chief Justice Marshall, a Fauquier County native, began his law practice in Warrenton. Indeed, after the Civil War Warrenton was known throughout the nation for the galaxy of brilliant lawyers who practiced at its bar and as a center for horse lovers. The Warrenton Hunt was established in 1883 and in 1922 the first Virginia Gold Cup Race was run as it is still run today on the first Saturday of May.

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