Culpeper County, chartered in 1749, was named for Lord Thomas Culpeper, Colonial Governor of Virginia, 1680-1683.
Culpeper's location and exceptional quality of life make it the ideal mustering point for great Virginia adventures. Nestled in the Piedmont River Valley between the Rappahannock and Rapidan Rivers, the Culpeper area offers outstanding outdoor adventures including boating and canoeing, fishing, camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding and golfing opportunities. Croplands, orchards, wineries and grazing livestock line picturesque country roads. The Town of Culpeper offers a historic panorama where everything from Victorian mansions to Civil War memorabilia is proudly preserved in an area thriving with quaint shops, antique stores and restaurants. Savvy travelers can spend every day in a different place and time, and enjoy their evenings in a state of timeless charm and beauty.