Fauquier County is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county is located in Northern Virginia.
In 2011, Fauquier County was number eight on the U.S. Census Bureau list of highest-income counties in the United States.
In 1608, the first European to explore in the vicinity, Captain John Smith, reported that the Whonkentia (a subgroup of the Siouan-speaking Manahoac tribe) inhabited the area. The Manahoac were forced out around 1670 by the Iroquois (Seneca), who did not resettle the area. The Conoy camped briefly near The Plains, from 1697 to 1699. The Six Nations ceded the entire region including modern Fauquier to Virginia Colony at the Treaty of Albany, in 1722.
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.
Fauquier County celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2009 with year-long events. The festivities were kicked off with the African-American Historical Association celebrating Black History Month in February. The grand events took place on May 1 when Main Street was filled with guests and residents who enjoyed entertainment by historians, demonstrations, performances, contests, activities, lectures, Kid’s Corner, and live music. Birthday cakes were assembled and shared with the Fauquier Food Distribution Coalition. There were historical site visits including some of the confederate battlefields. Many of the local churches participated in this event with homecoming celebrations. Festivities were concluded with the First Night Warrenton on December 31. This family-oriented event included musical performances, puppet shows and a magician.
Abstracts of wills, administrations, and marriages of Fauquier County, Virginia, 1759-1800
Fauquier County Books
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Fauquier County, Virginia Deeds 1759 - 1778 compiled by John K. Gott
Abstracts of Fauquier County, Virginia Wills, Inventories and Accounts 1759-1800 by John K. Gott
Abstracts of Fauquier County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Accounts 1800-1865 Dee Ann Buck
Fauquier County, Virginia 1759-1854 Marriages by John K. Gott
Fauquier County Virginia Court Records John K Gott
Fauquier County, Virginia Deeds 1778-1785 Compiled by John K. Gott
Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys Dunmore, Shenandoah, Culpeper, Prince William, Fauquier & Stafford Counties 1710 - 1780 Volume III compiled by Peggy Shomo Joyner.
Military Records, Certificates of Service, Discharge, Heirs, & Pension Declarations and Schedules From The Fauquier County, Virginia Court Minute Books 1784 - 1840 compiled by Joan W. PETERS.
Fauquier County, Virginia Clerks Loose Papers - A Guide to the Records 1759 - 1919 by Joan W. Peters. C.G.R. S.
Fauquier County, Virginia Guardian Bonds 1759-1871 by Dee Ann Buck
Fauquier County, Virginia Guardian Bonds 1759-1871 by John K. Gott, Heritage Books.