Fauquier County, Virginia

Fauquier Co., VA

Fauquier County, Virginia


Fauquier County was established on May 1, 1759, from Prince William County. It is named for Francis Fauquier, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia at the time, who won the land in a poker game, according to legend.

American Civil War battles in Fauquier County included (in order) the First Battle of Rappahannock Station, the Battle of Thoroughfare Gap, the Battle of Kelly's Ford, the Battle of Aldie, the Battle of Middleburg, the Battle of Upperville, the First and Second Battle of Auburn, the Battle of Buckland Mills, and the Second Battle of Rappahannock Station.
Source: Wikipedia

Modern Day Adjacent 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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