Remington, Virginia

related topics
{household, population, female}
{build, building, house}
{area, community, home}
{town, population, incorporate}
{land, century, early}
{line, north, south}
{law, state, case}

Remington is a small incorporated town in Fauquier County, Virginia, United States. The population was 624 at the 2000 census, and at the 2008 census, the population is 673. It is near the highways, U.S. Route 15, U.S. Route 17, U.S. Route 29, and Virginia State Route 28. Remington is less than a mile Northeast of the Culpeper County line.



Remington was the site of the First Battle of Rappahannock Station and the Second Battle of Rappahannock Station. Colonel John S. Mosby made raids in the town during the American Civil War, and, later, he made his home and practiced law in nearby Warrenton, Virginia.

Remington was shaped by transportation. It was a commercial hub during the mid-nineteenth century on the Rappahannock Canal, but the canal failed financially and operations were abandoned. Later, it was a stop on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad called Rappahannock Station, but the O&A was eventually absorbed into the Norfolk Southern system, and the Remington spur fell into disuse. During the twentieth century, Remington was a place on Route 29 where traffic was oblidged to slow down on its way through town. Today, the highway bypasses Remington, leaving the town as an example of small-town America that has been frozen in time. Remington's central business district remains an authentic old town area, mostly untouched by modern events. Many stores (a hardware store and a pharmacy, in particular) are almost exactly as they were decades ago.


Remington is located at 38°32′8″N 77°48′29″W / 38.53556°N 77.80806°W / 38.53556; -77.80806 (38.535464, -77.808117)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.

Full article ▸

related documents
Mount Gilead, North Carolina
Coldwater, Mississippi
Naches, Washington
Rossville, Indiana
Wright, Wyoming
Mulberry, Indiana
Valley Cottage, New York
Odell, Nebraska
Brighton, Franklin County, New York
West Baden Springs, Indiana
Springer, New Mexico
Vaughn, New Mexico
Montgomery, Louisiana
Troutville, Virginia
Mays Chapel, Maryland
Wagon Mound, New Mexico
Newstead, New York
Avon, Illinois
Mountain City, Tennessee
Maryhill, Washington
Claypool, Indiana
Cashion, Oklahoma
Bucoda, Washington
Mabank, Texas
Bushnell, South Dakota
Bowman, South Carolina
Perryopolis, Pennsylvania
Park Hill, Oklahoma
Wurtsboro, New York
Pennington Gap, Virginia