Fauquier County, located approximately 40 miles west of the Na-
tion's Capital in northern Virginia, is roughly rectangular in shape
and covers approximately 660 square miles. The County is bounded
to the west by Culpeper and Rappahannock counties, to the south by
Stafford County, to the north by Loudoun, Warren, and Clarke count-
ies, and to the east by Prince William County.
Fauquier County is bordered on the east by the Washington Standard
Metropolitan Statistical Area and is approximately 40 miles from the
Nation's Capital. Access to and from the County is presently provided
by four primary highways (Routes 29, 55, 211, and 28) and an inter-
state highway (Route 66) which traverse the County in an east-west
direction. The County is also traversed in a north-south direction by a
primary highway (Route 17). The largest existing population center
is the Town of Warrenton which is located approximately in the geo-
graphic center of the County. Nearly 4,800 people reside in the Town
of Warrenton which is also the commercial center of the County.
Sky Meadows State Park
Sky Meadows State Park is located in the northwest corner of Fau-
quier County. The park is less than two miles south of Paris, Va.,
via U.S. Route 50 to Route 17 South; or seven miles north of I-66,
Exit 23 on Route 17 North. The park entrance is on State Route 710.
The drive time from Northern Virginia is 45 minutes to one hour and
from D.C., over one hour. From Richmond the drive time is approxi-
mately two hours, while from the Tidewater, Norfolk or Virginia
Beach areas, approximately three hours. The drive time from farther
south (e.g., Roanoke), is two and a half hours or more.
Crooked Run Valley