Fauquier County
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Fauquier County, officially established in 1759, was named after Francis Fauquier and has long been known for its Civil War history, large farms, country estates, small towns including Warrenton and Marshall, and quaint villages including Upperville, Delaplane, and The Plains. Today its rural historic beauty and preserved open spaces lure Washingtonians away for day-trips and weekend retreats. Well-known industry baron Walter Chrysler, philanthropist Paul Mellon, and movie and television stars Robert Duvall and Willard Scott have all called Fauquier home.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9780738586175
: Arcadia Publishing
: 09/27/2010
: Virginia
: Postcard History Series
: 215 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Matthew C. Benson moved to southern Fauquier County during the summer of 2006 and was immediately drawn to the rich agricultural history, scenic views, small towns, and rural villages. After living in southern Fauquier for a little over a year, he moved into a pre–Civil War building near Courthouse Square in Old Town Warrenton once owned by the Jeffries family. Although he has only lived in Fauquier for a short time, his love and affection for the county and the piedmont will stay with him forever.
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