Fauquier County, Warrenton, Hume and Marshall areas are rich in history, educational opportunities, retreats in the mountains, days on the farm, horseback riding, or wine tasting at area vineyards. Perhaps you are a Civl War history buff and there will be many sites you will want to visit. Fauquier County was formed in 1759 and named for Lieutenant Governor Francis Fauquier. Also many other tourist attractions surround us since we are conveniently located within 2 hours drive from Richmond, Williamsburg, Charlottesville, Washington, DC and the WV state line.
Foxhunting is one of our known sports with the many local hunt groups in our County. The Warrenton Hunt 's history goes back to the 1800s. The Virginia Gold Cup Race held at Great Meadows in The Plains, VA is still one of our known annual events.
Our views of the majestic Blue Ridge mountains, traveling over our well cared and landscaped rolling foothills along the scenic byways draw you to want the quality of lifestyle my family have experienced for generations. Our seasons of the year are favorable and offer a wide spectrum of colors unique to this area. You may have a blanket of white after a day snow but it will be gone almost before it can get dirty. Our green hills and pastures show our good deep, rich soils. Spring or falls are spectacular with almost every color of flower or leaf you can think of.
As you tour our windy country roads, you will be sure to see our open spaces, part of our conservation efforts, livestock (cattle or horses) grazing in the lush pastures, grapes growing on the vines in the many vineyards, communities promoting family, education, heritage through their parades and other events.