Fauquier County, Virginia

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Fauquier (pronounced /fɔːˈkɪər/) is a county located in the United States Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 national census, the county's population was 68,010. Fauquier County's county seat is Warrenton[1], and the county is a part of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

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History

The original inhabitants, the Siouan Manahoac tribe, were subdued and driven off around 1670 by the Iroquois (Seneca), who did not resettle the area. The Conoy camped briefly near The Plains, from 1697 to 1699. The Six Nations ceded the entire region including modern Fauquier to Virginia Colony at the Treaty of Albany, in 1722.

Fauquier County was established on May 1, 1759, from Prince William County. It is named for Francis Fauquier, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia at the time, who won the land in a poker game, according to legend.

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