Fauquier County

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Fauquier County is named for Francis Fauquier, who was Lieutenant Governor of Virginia at the time the county was created.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Clarke County and Loudon County

E – Prince William County

S – Stafford County and Culpeper County

W – Culpeper County, Rappahannock County and Warren County


Created:  September 14, 1758               Map of Virginia highlighting Fauquier County

County Seat: 

Warrenton  1759 – present


Old County Courthouse – Warrenton 


Location:  SW – Main Street / Court Street

Built:  1890 – 1891

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  William H Baldwin of Warrenton

Contractor:  John R Spilman


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story yellow colored stucco over brick and stone structure. The building is located in the center of the city.  The building faces north and was completed in 1891. The north front has steps leading to the large portico on the second story with four columns rising to a pediment at roof line. Along the sides are vertical pilasters dividing the arched windows. On the center of the roof is a high clock tower with tall octagonal section at the top with dome. The base of the building is horizontal stone. The roof is hipped.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Warrenton Historic District


County Courthouse – Warrenton 




Location:  40 Culpeper Street / West Lee Street

Built:  1972 – 1974

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Johnson, Craven & Gibson

Contractor:  Burroughs & Preston


Description:  The building faces east and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The east front has a wide porch supported by four brick pillars with flat roof. The recessed entrance has glass panels. The large windows are circular. There is a mansard roof. On the west side the building joins the four story buff brick County Building which descends the slope and faces onto Ashbury Street.


County District Court – Warrenton 




Location:  6 Court Street / Main Street

Built:  1927 – 1928

Style:  Georgian Revival

Architect:  W H Irwin Fleming

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The north front has a central entrance framed with stone. The first story windows are arched. A horizontal cornice runs between the first and second stories, Along the flat roof line is a balustrade. The building was the former Fauquier County Administration Building and now houses the District Court.


History:  The first courthouse was erected in Warrenton in 1795. The second was erected in 1763 and the third and fourth courthouses were erected along Main Street. The fifth courthouse was designed by William H Baldwin in 1853 and his plans were used to build the sixth courthouse after fire destroyed the 1853 courthouse in 1889. The old stone jail is located along the southeast side of the courthouse. The seventh and present courthouse was constructed in 1972 to 1974.


County Administration – Warrenton 




Location:  10 Hotel Street / Court Street

Built:  1875 – 1876

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  John R Spilman

Contractor:  CG B Cochran


Description:  The building faces north and is a three story yellow colored brick and hotel structure. A white colored wood balcony runs along the first and second stories on the north and east sides. The building has a hipped roof. The building is linked to the courthouse and County Building on the south side. The building was constructed as the Warren Green Hotel.




Old County Courthouse – Warrenton



















Old Jail – Warrenton




County Courthouse – Warrenton













County District Court – Warrenton







County Administration – Warrenton







Photos taken 2013