Warrenton

Conveniently located only 35 minutes from Dulles International Airport and within an hour's drive from world class cultural centers, restaurants and fashionable retail areas of Washington, D.C. and its suburbs, the Town of Warrenton offers a business location and quality of life of unsurpassed beauty and opportunity in the heart of Virginia's famed horse country.

A favorite Warrenton landmark is a statue of Chief Justice John Marshall which was erected in 1959 during Fauquier County's Bicentennial Celebration. The statue is located on Main Street to the left of the Old Courthouse. A Fauquier County native, Justice Marshall began his law practice in Warrenton. After the Civil War, Warrenton came to be known throughout the nation for its galaxy of brilliant lawyers who practiced at its bar and as a mecca for horse lovers. In 1883 the Warrenton Hunt was established and in 1900 the Warrenton Horse Show, which has achieved national fame as the "Hunter Show of America," began. In 1922 the first Virginia Gold Cup Race was run. Other hunts, such as the Casanova and Old Dominion, are located within a few miles of the town.

The quaintness, tradition and charm of bygone eras are apparent along Old Town Warrenton streets lined with historic houses and brick sidewalks. Townsfolk gather on the steps of the post office or at a coffee shop to pass the time of day, perhaps pausing to listen as the old courthouse clock strikes the hour.

Old Town Warrenton was recently named one of the Prettiest Painted Places in America by the Paint Quality Institute.

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