Fauquier County, located approximately 40 miles west of the Nation'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 counties, 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 interstate
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 high-
way (Route 17). The largest existing population center is the Town of
Warrenton which is located approximately in the geographic 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 Fauquier
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 approximately 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