Fauquier County Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Virginia
Surrounded by splendid wineries and horse farms, Fauquier County and its wonderful communities of Bealeton, Marshall, The Plains, Warrenton, and Delaplane are known for their serene beauty. Nestled along the beautiful rolling land of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Fauquier County is the ideal place to live, work and play. Fauquier County is located a short drive from the bustling metropolis of Washington, D.C, thus combining the excitement of living near a major city while residing in a family-friendly community.
Fauquier County was first discovered back in 1608 when Captain John Smith settled it as part of the Jamestown colony. During 1758 to 1768, Fauquier County was officially settled and named after Frances Fauquier, Lieutenant Governor of the Colony of Virginia. As the years went on, Fauquier County grew into quite a booming community and has quite a number of notable residents. Fauquier County played a major role in the Civil War where a number of small battles took place.
Today, Fauquier County is known for its arts and cultural scene, as well as its strong ties to equestrian culture. The county is also known for its strong economy where businesses continue to thrive every day.
Fauquier County Living & Community Info