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Fauquier County, Virginia is a wonderful place to visit especially if you are making a genealogy trip out of it. Be prepared to spend a few days or longer as there are a ton of things to do.

  • Some Suggestions
  • Item a. Bring all your pedigree charts and family group sheets.
  • Item b. Research your local records first, especially census records.
  • Item c. Contact relatives who might be able to tell you where the family lived and the cemetery where they are buried.
  • Item d. Travel the county and find the cemetery and stand on the ground your family lived on. THE GREATEST THRILL IN FAMILY HISTORY.
    Genealogical Research Facilities in and around Fauquier County
  • Item 1 - Fauquier County Courthouse
  • Item 2 - Warrenton Public Library Virginia Room
  • Item 3 - Fauquier County Historical Society
  • Item 4 - The Fauquier County, Virginia Heritage Society
  • Item 5 - Manassas (Prince William County) Public Library Virginia Room
  • Item 6 - Afro-American Historical Association, 4249 Loudoun Avenue, The Plains, Virginia (540) 253-7488
  • Item 7 - Washington D.C. National Archives, DAR Library, etc.
  • Item 8 - Visit the Genealogy Book stores in Alexandria, Virginia (near Mount Vernon) and in Bowie Maryland

    Hint: The Howard Johnson is nice and is close to the Courthouse area. The Comfort Inn and Hampton Inn are beautiful. I remember staying in the Rip Van Winkle in 1954.

  • Item 1 - Comfort Inn, 7379 Comfort Inn Drive, Warrenton 540-349-8900 97 rooms: 40 double, 57 king suites, (4 with whirlpool), 3 handicap with king bed, 3 suites with kitchen, living, area, dining area & bedroom, Refrigerator and coffee maker in all rooms, microwaves on request, guest laundry room, fitness room, basketball court, picnic tables, BBQ grills, outdoor pool. Non-smoking rooms. Free deluxe continental breakfast, local calls & newspaper. Conference room. 10% discount at adjacent Western Sizzlin $54-125 per night.
  • Item 2 - Fauquier Motel, Rt 29/17/15 South Warrenton, 540-347-9475. 11 rooms, 3 singles, 8 doubles, Senior citizen and corporate discounts. Always open. One person $35.00, additional persons $5.00 per night.
  • Item 3 - Hampton Inn, 501 Blackwell Road, Warrenton, 540-349-4200, 1800-HAMPTON, 100 ROOMS, 53 DOUBLE, 32, king, 14 King sofa, 1 handicap & 1 two room suite, Conference room with catered meals, on request. Free cable TV with HBO, continental breakfast, free local calls. Coin operated washer/dryer on property, Microwave and refrigerator on request. Children under 18 free with parent. Outdoor swimming pool. 50% of rooms non smoking. Open 24 hours $57-75. AARP, AAA, Corp & Wedding package discount.
  • Item 4 - Howard Johnson, 6 Broadview Ave, Warrenton, 347-4141. Newly refurbished, 79 rooms, some with coffee makers: 6 kings, 28 singles (double bed) (2 full beds), 2 king handicap. New conference room. Non smoking rooms. Free coffee, new paper, locals. adjacent to restaurant. Out door pool, cable TV w/HBO, CNN, ESPN, copier and fax service. AARP, AAA, Govt Corp wedding packages and weekly discounts.
  • Item 5 - Rip Van Winkle, 184 Broadview Ave, Warrenton, 540-347-7272, 28 rooms, 4 singles, 24 doubles. Senior Discount. $32.00. - $38.00
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  • Fauquier Motels, Bed and BreakfastWarrenton, Virginia

    I do not recommend any of these hotels, just providing information for you to make a decision.

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    This page last updated July 23, 2005