Place:Nokesville, Prince William, Virginia, United States

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NameNokesville
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates38.698°N 77.574°W
Located inPrince William, Virginia, United States
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Nokesville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. The population was 1,354 at the 2010 census.

History

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Nokesville is the center of a farming community with cattle and dairy farms; it became a town and intermediate stop on the Orange & Alexandria Railway in 1865. In the late 19th century–early 20th century, Nokesville was the location of a religious movement called the German Baptist Brethren, which became known as the Church of the Brethren. In the 1950s, it was cut off from passenger trains and remains a rural community today.

Nokesville consists of two schools. The oldest school, Nokesville Elementary was built in 1929 to serve all grades until 1964 when it was lowered to K-5 with the construction of Brentsville District High School. Nokesville's second high school,Patriot High School opened in 2011.

Marstellar Middle School is located nearby in Bristow, VA and are still considered local.

The Lawn, Nokesville Truss Bridge, Brentsville Historic District, Park Gate, and Pilgrim's Rest, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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