About Fauquier County
Fauquier County is part of the Washington metropolitan area. The county is one of the fastest-growing and highest-income counties in the United States. It is a unique and thriving locality, strategically located 40 miles southwest of Washington D.C. Access to robust local and regional economies among a beautiful and mostly rural Virginia Piedmont setting makes Fauquier County a highly attractive location to live and work. The County is home to 43 villages and three incorporated towns. The majority of county development is located within 8 designated Service Districts: Bealeton, Catlett, Marshall, Midland, New Baltimore, Opal, Remington and Warrenton. These Service Districts comprise less than 10% of county land, leaving the majority of county lands rural.
Fauquier County Public Schools is an above average public school district located in Warrenton, VA. It has 11,181 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 79% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Fauquier County Parks and Recreation has ten historical sites, over 6,000 cataloged artifacts, and 5 museum buildings. Areas include Germantown, Elk Run Church Museum, and John Marshall Birthplace Park.
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.